Metra Train and Car Collide on South Side

The accident happened near the Stoney Island Station

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Person pinned inside car following crash on 71st Street just east of Stony Island. (Published Monday, Dec 10, 2012)

    Several inbound and outbound Metra Electric trains on the South Chicago Branch will not be operating Monday night, after a train collided with a car on the city's South Side.

    Inbound train No. 334 struck a vehicle on the crossing grade near 71st Street and Cornell Avenue, close to the Stoney Island Station.

    Two people were injured in the collision. One person was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial in serious condition, according to Chicago Fire Media.

    Metra announced several inbound and outbound trains would not be operational Monday night as a result of the accident. Their website has an updated list of the trains canceled.

    All inbound and out bound South Chicago Branch trains were stopped at one point, Metra tweeted. Power was shut off to allow crews to remove the car.

    Stoney Island Avenue was closed between 67th and 72nd streets, because the train was still across the tracks.