December 2, 2010 – Two people suffered personal injuries on Sunday when a passenger train hit a car and then derailed on the Northwest Side of Chicago. According to a report at NBC Chicago, the train was operated by the Chicago Transit Authority and was traveling on the Brown Line.
The train accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. near the Kedzie station on North Kedzie Avenue. Police are still investigating how this accident occurred, but we do know that a car somehow traveled onto the tracks where it was hit by the train. The train derailed after the collision and then crashed into the station. Pictures from the scene show a white car with its back end almost completely crushed. Fencing along the station and several utility poles were also damaged.
The car’s driver suffered serious personal injuries and was transported by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The driver’s identity has not been released, but officials say the victim was admitted in critical condition. The train conductor was also treated at the hospital for minor injuries. Officials have not said how many passengers were on the train at the time of the crash, but all escaped injuries.