CTA train collision injures 33

CTA train collision injures 33


09/30/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Chicago – A reported 33 people were injured in a collision between two CTA trains on Monday. As reported by NBC Chicago, the two trains were running on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line tracks when the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m.

According to CTA officials, 33 people were taken to nine hospitals in the area, after a number of the riders complained of possible injuries.

Officials say one of the trains involved was out of service. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Martinez Butler, a locomotive engineer for another train company, who was standing near the scene when the collision occurred, is quoted in the report as stating, “There was a train that was stopped at the station. Another train came through and looked like it blew the signal, because I heard beeping… I’m a locomotive engineer. I know the systems, I know the sounds. When you hear those beepings it’s warning you that there is an obstruction in front of you and you need to stop.”

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