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Over 30 injured as two trains collide in Chicago

Sources say that one of the trains may have been stolen or hijacked, though police have not confirmed that.

The scene at Harlem station in Chicago today.
The scene at Harlem station in Chicago today.
Image: Screengrab/NBC

AT LEAST 30 people have been injured after two Chicago transit trains collided this morning.

The accident occurred on the city’s Blue Line tracks in the suburb of Forest Park. The area surrounds much of O’Hare Airport.

Police in the area are treating the area as a crime scene, with some US outlets reporting that one of the trains may have been stolen or hijacked. That theory has not been confirmed.

The Chicago Transit Authority says that 33 people were taken to nine area hospitals, though no serious injuries have been reported.

A train headed for Chicago was stopped at the Harlem station when it was struck by an out-of-service train.

Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone told reporters at the scene that most of the transported riders complained of neck or back pain.

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