CTA train crash injures at least 38 people near Howard station
A CTA train crashed into a snowplow on the tracks near the Howard stop Thursday morning, injuring 38 people, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Driving the news: More than 23 people were taken to area hospitals; the others were seen by local paramedics and released, city officials say. Four children were injured.
- According to CFD, three people were in serious-to-critical condition. But officials believe there are no life-threatening injuries.
Details: Around 10:30am Thursday, a Yellow Line train was heading south and rear-ended a snowplow on the same track.
- The crash happened just 300 yards from the Howard station, which serves the CTA's Red, Yellow and Purple lines.
- According to the CTA, all lines were suspended afterward, but the Red and Purple line have resumed normal operations.
What they're saying: "The passenger train was traveling at its normal speed, and the other vehicle was not traveling very fast at all," CFD district chief Bob Jurewicz said at a press conference.
- The CTA has yet to comment on the accident. It's still unclear why the snowplow was on the tracks.
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