Thursday, April 5, 2012

Man killed by CTA train in Rogers Park overnight

From 1:20 a.m., until 3:40 a.m., the Morse Red Line stop came to a halt.
At one point an empty southbound train backed up and went north to Howard.

(Rogers Park) - For reason's unknown, a 27 year old male Glenview was spotted by the train conductor sitting on the Red Line tracks on April 5, around 1:20 a.m., between the Loyola and Morse "el" stops, near Columbia Ave.

The train hit the male, seriously injuring him at the time. Scanner activity was somber, as everyone involved was deeply shaken by the incident.

Service was shut down, as the Chicago Police removed the man from the tracks and walked the lines to do a preliminary search and investigation.

The male was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:07 a.m. Service on the Red Line was restored at 3:40 a.m.

The Tribune reports an "autopsy" is scheduled for today.

Update: Chicago News Report"Authorities counted 35 passengers on the train... no injuries were reported, but most of the commuters were said to be extremely "irritated" by the service delay."


Clark St. said...

Craig: L trains don't have conductors, they have motormen, no matter what sex they are.
Conductors on the CTA operated the doors, motormen drive the train.

Craig Gernhardt said...

Sorry, my bad. Thanks for the correction. Duly noted next time a story like this comes my way.