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1 Hurt When Car Backs Into CTA Train

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A Brown Line train arrives at the Belmont station. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – One person was taken to the hospital Friday morning, after a car backed into a stopped Brown Line train at the Rockwell station.

The crash happened about 8:44 a.m. at the station, located at Rockwell Street and Leland Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, according to CTA spokeswoman Wanda Taylor. The Brown Line runs at grade level at that point.

While crossing gates were down, a train operator noticed a car backing up. The operator stopped the train but the car continued to back up and struck the train, she said.

Power was initially removed to the Brown Line in both directions from Kimball to Belmont as crews investigated but had been restored as of 9:12 a.m. Taylor said.

One person was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital in serious, but stable, condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said. It was not immediately clear whether the person was in the car or on the train.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.