Dozens of people were injured early Monday, when a train crashed through a barrier at the end of the platform and jumped on an escalator at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
According to fire officials, the eight-car train derailment injured at least 32, none seriously. Six people were listed in fair condition and 26 in good condition.
According to USA Today:
The train derailed around 2:50 a.m. as it was pulling into the O’Hare station, Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said at a morning briefing.
“The train actually climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went up the stairs and escalator,” Santiago said.
Chicago Transit Authority spokesman Brian Steele told reporters that authorities are trying to piece together what happened, but says the train was likely traveling too fast.
“We will be looking at everything — equipment, signals, the human factor,” he said.
Blue line service between O’Hare and Rosemont was suspended for Monday’s morning commute, according to transit authority alerts. Shuttles were being used to get passengers to and from the airport.
Talk about a case of the Monday’s. We’re glad everyone is safe.
SOURCE: USA Today | VIDEO SOURCE: News, Inc./Chicago Tribune