Person struck by CTA Blue Line train

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A person was struck by a CTA Blue Line train Saturday evening in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.

At 8:24 p.m., the male was standing on the platform at the Kedzie/Homan station, 530 S. Kedzie Ave., when he fell into the southbound Blue Line train and struck his head, according to Chicago Police and the CTA.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder. The train’s conductor was taken to Norwegian American Hospital in good-to-fair condition.

Following the incident, power was removed at the station, and service was halted between the UIC-Halsted and Cicero Blue Line stations, the CTA said. Normal Blue Line service has since been restored.

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