CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people, including a child, were injured Thursday night in when a Metra train and a car were involved in an accident in South Shore.
The accident happened on the Metra Electric South Chicago Line at 71st Street and Merrill Avenue. A small red car was seen smashed next to the train.READ MORE: FBI Seeking Public's Help Finding Devontay Anderson; Feds Say Third Suspect Charged In Killing Of Jaslyn Adams Fled State To Avoid Prosecution
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, the Fire Department said when they arrived, everyone was actually out of the car after bystanders pulled them out.
A witness, Victor, said he was walking west on 71st Street when he saw a red car turn in front of the train as it was coming and get hit.
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Victor said he saw a child get pulled out.
“I noticed he was bleeding from his mouth, and what I heard from those in the car, that he hit his mouth on something,” he said.
The Fire Department said a child was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital, while three adults were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. All were in serious-to-critical condition.
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