7 injured – 1 critically — after Pink Line train crashes into vehicle in suburban Cicero
Train service was disrupted for hours as authorities investigated.
Seven people were injured, including a 15-year-old boy who is in critical condition, after a Pink Line train crashed into a vehicle Thursday in suburban Cicero.
About 7:45 p.m., a vehicle northbound on 47th Street near Cicero Avenue attempted to go around railroad crossing gates that were down and was struck by a westbound Pink Line train, Cicero Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada said in a news conference.
A 15-year-old boy who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle was ejected at impact and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Chlada said. A 17-year-old boy in the back seat of the vehicle was taken to the Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition. The driver, a 21-year-old woman, suffered minor injures and was taken to MacNeal Hospital for treatment.
Three CTA passengers were taken to Loretto Hospital with minor injuries, Chlada said. The train’s operator, a man in his late 40s, was taken to MacNeal Hospital for observation.
Train service was suspended as police investigated but resumed by 12:40 a.m. Friday, the agency said.