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14 people injured after 2 CTA trains collide on Chicago’s North Side

CHICAGO (September 25, 2019) – Fourteen people were transported to area hospitals after two CTA trains collided in the Old Town neighborhood Tuesday morning, WGN reports. 

A southbound Brown Line train collided with a southbound Purple Line train just north of the Sedgwick station round 9:15 a.m., a CTA spokesman said.

Passengers on board the trains at the time described a jarring experience that caused phones to fly and standing passengers to fall.

It wasn’t clear how many passengers were on board the trains at the time of the collision, but in all, 14 people were taken to area hospitals to be checked or treated, all in good to fair condition. Fire crews received reports of one person pregnant and one person diabetic on the trains and paramedics assessed them at the Sedgwick station.

CTA Brown and Purple line trains were halted between the Fullerton and Merchandise Mart stops while emergency crews responded to the incident. Normal service resumed around 10:30 a.m., according to the CTA.

The CTA says they will continue to investigate the incident.

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