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Updated: 9:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (KMOX) –  Two people were rushed to the hospital following an accident involving a MetroLink and a car in Washington Park, Illinois.

It happened shortly after 5 a.m. Monday near the juncture of St. Clair Avenue and 37th Street.

Authorities say an eastbound MetroLink train struck the passenger side of a car trying to cross at that intersection.

The driver of the car along with the train’s operator were taken to an area hospital.

There’s no word on their conditions a this time.

Officials say none of the train’s seven to 10 riders were injured.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and East St. Louis police are investigating.
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