The driver of the car went around the crossing gates, and two teenage boys were seriously injured, police say (CBS Chicago).
Cicero police and firefighter/paramedics responded just before 8:08 PM Thursday October 3, 2019 to a report of a vehicle vs train crash with multiple injuries at 47th Avenue and Cermak Road Cicero, Illinois. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a vehicle hit a CTA Pink Line train.
UPDATE: A female driver went around gates while traveling northbound on 47th Ave and was struck by a westbound Pink Lane train.
Seven Patients from Train vs Car Crash
21 years-old female driver with minor injuries transported to MacNeal.
15 year-old male front seat passenger ejected from vehicle in critical condition at Mount Sinai.
17 year-old male rear seat passenger in serious condition at Loyola.
Three passengers with minor injuries at Loretto.
Conductor, male in late 40s, transported to MacNeal Hospital for observations.
— Jerry Chlada Jr., Police Superintendent of Cicero
Cicero Fire Department issued a MABAS Division 11 Box Alarm on Box #? at 8:08 p.m. for a vehicle vs train crash with multiple injuries. The railroad tracks involve high voltage rails for train power.
Initially the condition of people injured or being assessed by firefighter/paramedics was unknown. The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
— Charlie Lagunas (@charlielagunas) October 4, 2019
— Eric Tendian (@EricTendian) October 4, 2019
According to the CTA, Pink Line service has been temporarily suspended between 54th/Cermak and Central Park due to a collision with a vehicle.
As a result, trains are operating only between Loop and Central Park at this time.
CTA says “at this time, also consider other service alternatives that may serve your trip, such as nearby bus routes, or using buses to other rail lines.
CTA says this might include: #21 Cermak bus as alternative.
CTA says, “Bus Shuttle available between Central Park and 54th/Cermak.”
CTA says, “See station personnel for further assistance, and pay attention to announcements on trains and at stations for service information.”
CTA says, “We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time.”
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