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Person falls onto Blue Line tracks, seriously wounded

A person fell onto the Blue Line tracks and was seriously injured Monday afternoon on the West Side.

The injured person, a male whose age was not known, fell onto the tracks about 1:20 p.m. at the Western station on the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line, according to CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.

Hosinski said the person did not make contact with the third rail and was not hit by a train.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, Fire Media Deputy District Chief Jeff Lyle said.

Trains were halted for about 3 minutes, but were were back to normal operations by 2 p.m., Hosinski said.