Man falls from El platform, fatally struck

October 6, 2010 2:25:33 PM PDT
A 59-year-old man died after he fell onto the CTA's Pink Line El tracks. Police said the man stumbled, lost his balance, and fell into the path of the train around 7 a.m. at the Polk Street Station on the Near West Side.

Investigators have not released his name, but there are reports the man was headed to a hospital when he fell.