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Man struck by train, critically injured in Gresham

The man was struck by a train on the Rock Island line about 11 a.m. near the Gresham station, 820 W. 87th St., according to the Metra Rock Island Twitter account.

A person was fatally struck by a Metra train May 1, 2021, in Gresham.
A person was fatally struck by a Metra train May 1, 2021, in Gresham.
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A man was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train Saturday in Gresham on the South Side.

The man was struck by a train on the Rock Island line about 11 a.m. near the Gresham station, 820 W. 87th St., according to the Metra Rock Island Twitter account.

Paramedics transported the man to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition, Chicago fire officials said.

Trains were stopped for over an hour as emergency crews responded to the scene, but were running with delays by Saturday afternoon.