Woman fatally struck by Blue Line train on Northwest Side

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A woman died after she was struck by a northbound Blue Line train on the Northwest Side on Friday morning.

The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when the woman was hit by an O’Hare-bound train at the Irving Park stop, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

Preliminary information indicates the victim was brushed by the side of the train and fell back onto the platform, Hosinski said.

A Chicago Fire Department representative said the woman, whose exact age was not known, was initially taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in grave condition.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed that she had since been pronounced dead, although further details were not immediately available.

Power was cut for trains heading northwest for 20 minutes, but they were on the move again with residual delays by 7 a.m., Hosinski said.

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