HIGHLAND PARK — A Gold Line train collided with a car tonight only a few hours and two blocks away from an earlier train-vs-car crash that took place this afternoon.
The most recent crash happened at about 6:20 p.m. near Marmion Way and Avenue 54, said Eastsider reader Paul C., who took a photo of a damaged train car and a small blue wagon. A person in the wagon complained of pain but it was not clear if medical treatment would be required, according to City News Service.
Rail service was running up to 15 minutes late as southbound trains shared the same track in Highland Park, Metro said on Twitter. The agency said that trains had begun resuming normal service by 8 p.m.
Earlier in the day, Metro halted Gold Line rail service between the Highland Park and Mount Washington stations after a car and train collided at about 1 pm near Avenue 52 and Marmion Way. No one was injured on the train but a person in the car, which was wedged against a post and the train, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said City News Service.
Metro ran shuttle bus service to transport Gold Line passengers for more than two hours before service returned to normal after 3 pm. But less than four later, the second crash took place.
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