Monday, May 14, 2012

Tribune: Pickup truck crashes into CTA station entrance

Location: 87th Red Line Station, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
87th Street auxilliary entrance via
This incident occurred Sunday night:
The collision happened just before 9 p.m. at the 87th Street station's auxilliary entrance that sits on the north side of the 87th Street overpass, according to CTA officials.

The westbound pickup truck jumped the curb and collided with the glass double doors, officials said.

Chicago police confirmed the crash, adding that Illinois State police were handling the incidwent because the pickup's driver was suspected of a previous offense minutes before the collision.

The pickup's driver was being held pending DUI charges, state police said.

Two people from the crash were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

One was transported in serious-to-critical condition and the second patient was in fair-to-serious condition, a spokesman said. It was unclear whether they were CTA passengers or were inside the pickup truck.
Also in another report from the Sun-Times
CTA spokesman Brian Steele said the vehicle “made contact” with glass double doors at the auxiliary entrance, which is located on the north side of 87th Street across from the station’s main entrance. The station remained open, and service on the Red Line was not affected, Steele said.

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