Driver killed, 3 injured after CTA train hits car; service suspended near O’Hare


A CTA Blue Line train hit a car that had landed on the tracks near the Rosemont station Tuesday night, killing the driver of the car and injuring at least three people on the train, authorities said.

The crash halted Blue Line service between the Rosemont and O’Hare stations and shut down both lanes of Interstate 190 near O’Hare for several hours late Tuesday.

The train hit the car shortly before 9 p.m. near the westbound lane of the interstate near Mannheim Road, according to Illinois State Police. It was not clear how the car ended up on the tracks.

The driver was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead, state police said.

Three train passengers were also transported to local hospitals; their conditions were not known at this time, said Sgt. Joe Balogh, a spokesman for the Rosemont Police Department.

A shuttle bus was running between the Rosemont and O’Hare stations while authorities were on scene working to clear the debris from the tracks.

Blue Line trains were running between Forest Park and the Rosemont station, according to the CTA. Service between Rosemont and Harlem (O’Hare branch) had previously been suspended but resumed later Tuesday night.

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