6 people injured after Pink Line strikes vehicle near Cicero stop

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CICERO, Ill. — Six people were injured after a CTA Pink Line train collided with a vehicle near the Cicero stop Thursday evening. Cicero Police Supt. Jerry Chlada said a car traveling northbound on 47th Avenue near the Cicero station attempted to go around the train gates when it was struck by a westbound Pink Line train. The 21-year-old female driver of the vehicle was taken to MacNeal Hospital for minor injuries, the police superintendent said. A 15-year-old boy, who was in the front seat, was ejected on impact, Chlada said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A 17-year-old in the back seat was taken to Loyola Hospital in serious condition. Three people from the train were transported to Loretto Hospital with minor injuries. The train conductor, a man in his late 40s, was taken to MacNeal Hospital for observations. The collision happened around 7:45 p.m. causing Pink Line service to be temporarily suspended between 54th/Cermak and Central Park. CTA said personnel was working to restore service. CTA advised commuters to seek alternative transportation including the No. 21 Cermak bus.

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