Man fatally hit by Blue Line train at Addison station

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was fatally hit by a Blue Line train Wednesday afternoon in the Irving Park neighborhood.

Police said the 28-year-old man was standing on the Addison station platform at 3622 West Addison when he jumped onto the tracks in front of the train.

The Chicago Fire Department responded to a call for a person pinned underneath a train around noon.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the fatality.

As of 3:27 p.m., service on the Blue Line resumed with delays. Trains were not stopping at Addison.

The investigation is ongoing.


The Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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