Brown Line Train Collides with Vehicle near Rockwell

By Samantha Abernethy | Friday, February 4, 2011

A Brown Line train collided with a vehicle stopped on the tracks near the Rockwell station Friday morning, injuring one person in the vehicle.

CTA shut off power to the tracks for about half an hour following the collision around 8:50 a.m. Chicago Breaking News reports the car was stuck on the tracks because of backed-up traffic.

Chicago Breaking News reports:

One person was injured in the accident and taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital in fair to serious condition from the accident at 4600 N. Rockwell St., said Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado.

The operator of a northbound Brown Line train saw a car stopped on the tracks behind a line of traffic and pulled the train’s emergency brake, CTA spokeswoman Wanda Taylor said. But witnesses and the operator told CTA officials the vehicle continued backing up and the train and car collided, Taylor said.

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