Vehicle drives off after hit by train on South Side

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A Metra Electric District train was stopped overnight after it struck a vehicle on the South Side, according to Metra.

The incident was announced at 1:49 a.m. on Metra’s website. Train no. 353 was stopped near 71st and Clyde after it struck the vehicle, which later drove off, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

The train, scheduled to arrive at the 93rd Street (South Chicago) station at 1:26 a.m., was moving by 1:55 a.m. and was delayed by an hour, according to Metra. Reile said there were no injuries reported but there was minor damage to the train and the gate at the grade crossing.

Chicago Police did not have details at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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