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Updated: 9/30/2013 12:28 pm
FOREST PARK, Ill. (CBS Chicago) -- About four dozen people were injured when two Chicago Transit Authority trains crashed in the western suburb of Forest Park.

Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone says none of the injuries were serious. He says the roughly 48 injured were taken to ten hospitals, most complaining of back and neck pain. Calderone says it appears one westbound train and one eastbound train collided on the tracks at the Harlem station. A section of one of the train cars was crushed.

None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, CBS Chicago reports. It was not know how many people were on the trains.

Images from CBS Chicago's Chopper 2 HD showed people being taken to ambulances on stretchers.

The crash happened between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. during the Monday morning rush hour. Calderone says firefighters from up to a dozen local fire departments responded to the crash.

A spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board in Denver told The Associated Press it did not have any immediate details.
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