The Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line was disrupted early Thursday morning when a car travelling on the Eisenhower Expressway jumped the retaining wall and landed on the railroad tracks, where it was struck by an oncoming train.
The driver of the car was able to exit the vehicle before it was hit by the oncoming CTA train. Seven of the thirty passengers riding in the train were injured. Two passengers in another vehicle involved in the collision were also injured and treated at local hospitals.
Blue line service was shut down for more then three hours during the morning’s rush hour service, the CTA is reporting.