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Man hospitalized after falling on CTA Red Line tracks

Posted by jsilva3 on March 27, 2012

By Jose Silva

A man was critically injured Monday evening after falling in front of a CTA train at the Bryn Mawr station.

Service between the Thorndale and Belmont stops were temporarily halted.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

A man was critically injured after falling in front of a CTA train and suffering facial injuries, temporarily halting Red Line service between the Thorndale and Belmont stops this afternoon, authorities said.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, ended up on Red Line tracks at the Bryn Mawr station about 4:50 p.m. and suffered facial injuries, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

It was not known whether the man fell or jumped in front of the train, Baety said.

Power was temporarily shut off in both directions as emergency crews dealt with the situation, but service was restored with residual delays on the Red and Purple lines by about 5:20 p.m., according to the CTA web site.

The person who fell on the tracks was not trapped and had been rescued by about 5:15 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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