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Published: Thursday, 6/11/2009

Car lands on tracks, struck by Chicago train


CHICAGO Service along the Chicago Transit Authority s Blue Line was disrupted for three hours Thursday morning after a car jumped a retaining wall, landed on the tracks and was struck by a train.

CTA spokeswoman Kimberly Myles says the driver got out of the vehicle before the collision and was being treated at a hospital.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the car was in an accident with two other vehicles before it jumped the barrier. Two people in another vehicle and several train passengers who complained of minor injuries and were taken to hospitals.

Service along a three-mile stretch of the Blue Line on Chicago s West Side was shut down for three hours in both directions.

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