Metra train strikes semi, partially derails on South Side

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CHICAGO — No serious injuries were reported after a Metra train hit a truck and partially derailed on Chicago’s South Side Friday.

Metra said the train struck a semi-truck near 75th Street and Western Avenue, just North of the Wrightwood Station around 3:20 p.m. The lead car partially derailed.

Metra said 30 passengers were on board at the time but no injuries were reported. The front two cars were closed,  Metra said.

The passengers were able to deboard the train.

Trains were halted for about two hours. Some trains were canceled for the night.

Columbus Avenue was closed from 77th Street to Campbell Avenue but reopened around 6 p.m.

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