EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating after a MetroLink train hit an AT&T van crossing train tracks in East St. Louis.

Metro vs. car in East St. Louis close up

The accident happened near the intersection of North 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The MetroLink operator was taken to a local hospital for a precautionary check-up.

The van driver was conscious and talking when paramedics transported him to a hospital. 

MetroLink officials said 17 people were on the train. None of them suffered any injuries. 

MetroLink shuttles transported the passengers to the next Metro stop.

Metro vs. car in East St. Louis

MetroLink officials said the trains were not operate between 5th and Missouri and Emerson Park Stations for several hours due to the accident. 

Service has since been restored.

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