CTA: O’Hare train crash was second incident of operator dozing

The Chicago Transit Authority confirms, the March 24th crash of a Blue Line train at O’Hare Airport was actually the second time in 14 months that a train operator dozed off on duty.

Derailed Blue Line train removed from O’Hare stop

32 people were injured when the speeding train overran its bumper and climbed an escalator before coming to rest.

The Sun-Times reports, another CTA operator admitted she fell asleep at the controls of a Red Line train in February of last year and missed a stop at the Garfield station before she woke up; she was given a one-day suspension.

The CTA says such incidents are very isolated.

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