Man struck by Brown Line train on Northwest Side

January 1, 2010 12:12:49 PM PST
A man was in serious-to-critical condition Thursday evening after being struck by a CTA Brown Line train on the Northwest Side, officials said.A southbound Brown Line train struck a cyclist Thursday in the 4600 block of North Francisco, according to CTA spokeswoman Sheila Gregory.

The unidentified man was taken by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at about 6:15 p.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Langford said the man was taken off the tracks at the Francisco stop on the Brown Line.

Langford did not have any more details available.

According to the CTA web site, service had been restored to the Brown Line with "some residual delays".