CTA Blue Line train strikes person on West Side

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Sunday, December 3, 2017
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CTA Blue Line train struck a person Saturday evening at the Kedzie-Homan stop on the city's West Side, the Chicago Fire Department said.

The person was in critical condition with a head injury at Stroger Hospital, a fire official said.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Blue Lines train services were experiencing delays between Western (FP) and Pulaski, bypassing the Kedzie-Homan stop. Service was later restored.

Earlier, trains were suspended between UIC-Halsted and Cicero. Buses were being used to transport passengers. Alternate bus routes are No. 12, 20 and 126.

The incident occurred at about 8: 30 p.m. It was immediately unclear where the pedestrian was or which direction the train was going, according to the CTA.