Train derails in Chicago, injuring at least 32 people

The Chicago Transit Authority says it is not sure which protocols failed, but reports say the train was still traveling at a very high speed when approaching the platform.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

A train on the blue line in Chicago derailed as it approached O'Hare airport, leaving more than 32 people injured.

Just before 3 a.m. Monday, the train derailed, jumped up onto the sidewalk, and went up the escalator. The two front cars received the most damage, but everyone injured is expected to be in good to fair condition, with no serious injuries reported. The passengers were taken to four area hospitals, and blue line service was partially shut down for the morning.

It's unclear how the train derailed or how far off the platform it went, but witnesses say the train did not slow down at all as it approached the platform.


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