CTA Blue Line Accident: Automobile Flips Onto Tracks, Killing Driver, Service Suspended

A car was hit by a train after the vehicle got stuck on the Blue Line tracks near the Rosemont stop, Illinois, on Tuesday night, killing one. All Blue Line trains operated by Chicago Transit Authority between the O’Hare and Harlem stops were suspended.

Rosemont police Sgt. Joe Balogh said the driver of the car was extracted from the vehicle and rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries. He said three train passengers were injured and taken to a nearby hospital. However, their condition remained unknown.

An investigation was on to know how the vehicle came on to the tracks.

“We’re not exactly sure how the vehicle crossed onto the tracks,” Balogh said, the Daily Herald reported.

CTA buses were transporting the stranded passengers. CTA also asked riders to look for alternate mode of transport as major delays were expected on the Blue Line.

This is a developing story.