As many as 11 people were injured when a CTA train ran head-on into another train that was stopped at a station on the Blue Line in Forest Park this morning, officials said.
None of the injuries was life-threatening, according to the CTA.
The accident happened around 8 a.m. when an outbound train stopped at the Harlem station was hit by an out of service train going the opposite direction on the same track, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.
Officials are investigating why the out of service train was on the track, she said.
She did not know how many people were on the other train when it was hit. There were no passengers on the out of service train, and Lukidis did not know how many workers were on it.
Taylor Pettiford was waiting at the Harlem for the train that takes her to Muchin College Prep every morning when she heard screaming.
“Stop! Stop! Stop the train!” she heard people yelling. “Slow down!”
Then there was a big crash and more screams. Pettiford saw a woman knocked down complaining that her shoulder hurt.
“I instantly started crying and I called my mom to come pick me up,” Pettiford, 17, said.
Pettiford said she was rushed off the platform by CTA personnel.
Blue Line service has been suspended between Forest Park and Kedzie Avenue, the CTA said on its website. Shuttle buses are being provided.