Man Fatally Hit By Red Line Train This Morning
By Stephen Gossett in News on Jul 6, 2016 2:45PM
Courtesy Chicago Transit Authority
A man was fatally hit by a train on the L tracks Wednesday morning near the 87th Street Red Line station, according to authorities.
The CTA received a report at 7 a.m. of an unauthorized man on the southbound tracks near 87th, Jeff Tolman of the CTA told Chicagoist. The man was hit by a train and pronounced dead on the scene, according to Chicago police.
The body was transferred by the Chicago Fire Department to St. Bernard Hospital, Tolman said.
Red Line service has been restored, but trains were not stopping at the 87th Street station as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Riders may experience residual delays due to police activity.
Some Red Line trains are operating with residual delays after earlier police activity at 87th. Service is resuming.— cta (@cta) July 6, 2016
Red Line trains are not stopping at 87th in both directions due to an unauthorized person on the tracks.— cta (@cta) July 6, 2016
Update: Red Line trains have resumed stopping at the 87th Street station.