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Man struck by train after falling onto Blue Line tracks in West Garfield Park

The man was standing on the platform at the Cicero Avenue stop when he stumbled and fell onto the northbound tracks.

A 27-year-old man was beaten and robbed Nov. 26, 2019 on a Red Line train in The Loop.
A man was struck by a CTA Blue Line train May 25, 2021, after falling off the platform in West Garfield Park.
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A man was struck by a CTA Blue Line train early Tuesday after he fell from the platform of a station in West Garfield Park.

The man, 58, was at the Cicero Avenue stop in the 700 block of North Cicero Avenue when he stumbled and fell onto the northbound tracks about 3:10 a.m., Chicago police said.

Trains were stopped while emergency crews worked to free the man, who was reported in critical condition, police said.

Blue Line service was temporarily suspended between Pulaski and Forest Park, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. Shuttle buses were made available.