Woman hit, critically hurt by Red Line train at Roosevelt

Trains were initially halted to Roosevelt at 1:45 p.m. due to a medical emergency on the tracks.

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A 19-year-old woman was in critical condition after being hit by a Red Line train Thursday afternoon at the Roosevelt station.

Paramedics were called to the South Side station about 1:45 p.m. for a woman who fell on the tracks and was struck by an incoming train, Chicago police said in a statement. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A law enforcement source said the incident appeared to be a suicide attempt.

While crews responded, Red Line trains were rerouted to elevated lines between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown, according to the Chicago Transit Authority.

Trains were initially halted to Roosevelt at 1:45 p.m. due to a medical emergency on the tracks, and were rerouted less than 5 minutes later, the CTA said in a service alert. Trains resumed normal operations about 2:20 p.m.

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