2-month-old girl falls between train, platform at Blue Line station
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A 2-month-old baby fell between a CTA train and the platform Thursday morning at a Blue Line station on the Near West Side.
The baby’s mother was pushing her off the train in a stroller at the Illinois Medical District station at 430 S. Damen about 8:45 a.m., according to Chicago Police and Fire department officials.
The stroller’s wheel got stuck on something and the little girl fell into the narrow gap between the platform and train.
She fell about 4 feet, but did not land on the tracks, authorities said. The train was not moving at the time, and she was rescued by bystanders on the platform.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted: “Infant injured at Blue Line platform … will be OK. Police treating incident as an accident as baby fell out of a stroller.”
The baby was not injured, but was taken to Stroger Hospital as a precaution, police said.
The CTA immediately cut power to the tracks, but service was fully restores about 10 minutes later.
A CTA spokeswoman called the incident “extremely rare” and said an investigation is under way, including a review of surveillance video to see how the accident happened.