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Blue Line service resumed after train hits woman at Jackson

The woman, 28, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

A woman was hit by a train at the Jackson station, suspending service between Grand and UIC-Halsted.
A woman was hit by a train Nov. 29, 2019, at the Jackson station, suspending service between Grand and UIC-Halsted for about an hour.
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A woman was critically injured after being hit by a train Friday at the Jackson station, suspending Blue Line service in the Loop for over an hour.

The woman, 28, was struck about 9:25 a.m. at the station, 328 S. Dearborn St., Chicago police and fire officials said. The oncoming train was able to stop, but hit the woman.

She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

Police initially said that the woman was on her cellphone and accidentally fell backward onto the tracks, but after reviewing video footage said that she appeared to step forward onto them.

Initial witness statements did not match the footage captured at the station, police said.

Blue Line service was suspended between the Grand and UIC-Halsted stations for about an hour, the CTA said. Trains started running again about 10:30 a.m.