CTA train hits car after woman tries to drive around crossing gate in Cicero

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CICERO, III -- A CTA train plowed into a car when the driver reportedly attempted to go around the gate in Cicero.

There were no serious injuries. But, the gate and vehicle sustained significant damages.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. on Thursday at the Pink Line station at 50th Avenue and 21st Place.

Police say the gate was down and flashing.

The driver and a male passenger allegedly tried to run-off from the scene, but were later caught.

Charges are pending a DUI investigation.

The driver and the train operator were treated for minor injuries.

The CTA's Pink Line service is back underway.

CTA says normal service has resumed on the Pink Line.



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