A 70-year-old woman was struck by a Pink Line train in Cicero Monday morning as she tried to cross the tracks near West 22nd Street and Cicero Avenue, officials said.
The woman, later identified as a
Cicero resident, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she later was
pronounced dead, according to Ray Hanania, a spokesman for Cicero.
the woman approached the tracks, “the crossing guards were down as the
train was approaching the station,” Hanania wrote in an email to the
“She was hit and knocked over by the train,” coming in
contact with the side of the train as it approached the station, Hanania
The Chicago Transit Authority
responded about 8:45 a.m. and shut off power to the Pink Line, stopping
service during the morning commute amid blizzardlike conditions.
Cicero police and firefighters responded to help the woman and investigate the accident.
CTA spokeswoman said additional buses were requested in the area to
provide service to the route between the 54th Street/Cermak station and
the Cicero station. Commuters were urged to use the No. 21 bus as an
alternate means of transportation during the service disruption.
The CTA later tweeted that the route had resumed normal operations, but did not note what time service resumed.