BNSF employee injured after 2 Metra train cars collide

CHICAGO -- One person was injured when two Metra train cars collided.

It happened at about 9 a.m. Monday in the rail yard at Roosevelt and Canal.

Crews were in the process of moving the locomotive when it collided with the train.

The person injured was a Metra BNSF employee.

A Metra spokesperson says the employee injured was not on the train. He was on another piece of equipment and jumped off to get out of the way of the collision.

He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The incident is not affecting Metra service.

No passengers were on board at the time of the collision.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.