Infant among three hurt when Metra train hits car on South Side

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Three people, including an infant, were taken to hospitals after a Metra Electric District train struck a car Friday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

Inbound train No. 324 hit a car near the intersection of 71st and Exchange about 1:30 p.m., according to police and Metra officials.

A woman and an infant in the car were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, Fire Media Affairs Chief Larry Langford said.

A man who may have been on the train was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition, authorities said.

The passengers on the train were transferred to another train to continue their trip, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said. The train involved in the crash was towed back to a rail yard.

Metra service was disrupted for about an hour after the crash. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

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