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Chicago train derailment leaves 32 injured

32 Injured, Brian Steele, Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, CTA, CTA Blue Line, Jose Santiago, News, O'Hare Airport, Video -

Chicago train derailment leaves 32 injured

CHICAGO, Illinois – Thirty-two people were injured — none seriously — when an eight-car Chicago Transit Authority train continued through the end of the platform and struck the escalators leading to the terminals at O’Hare International Airport early Monday morning.

“The train actually climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk  and then went up the stairs and escalators,” Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago said of the crash, which happened just before 3 a.m. on the CTA’s Blue Line.

He said it was immediately unknown if the train’s motorman had some sort of medical problem prior to the crash but said that operator was walking, talking and answering questions afterward.

CTA spokesman Brian Steele, speaking to reporters at 5 a.m., said it was too early to say what caused the crash but said video footage was being reviewed and personnel were being interviewed. He said there were no immediate indications that equipment issues played a role in the crash.

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