Two taken to hospital after person falls on Red Line tracks

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A person who fell on the Red Line tracks downtown and a train conductor were both hospitalized Wednesday morning.

A female of an unknown age fell on the tracks at the Lake station at 188 N. State St. about 9:20 a.m., according to the CTA and Fire Media Affairs. It was unclear whether she was hit by the train.

She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she in serious-to-critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight said.

The train conductor — a man — was also taken to Northwestern, authorities said. He did not suffer any physical injuries, but was shaken up by the incident.

As of 10:30 a.m., trains had resumed normal service in both directions after having been rerouted to the elevated tracks.

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