Red Line Train Fatally Strikes Man On North Side

CHICAGO (STMW) — A CTA train fatally struck a man Monday afternoon on the North Side.

The Red Line train struck the person about 4:45 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr station, CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said 52-year-old Mark White, of the 1100 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:21 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

A source said the train conductor saw the man jump in front of the train from the platform. The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy Tuesday.

The man was not trapped under the train and firefighters removed him from the tracks, and paramedics initially took him in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Fire Media Affairs said.

The CTA turned off power on the tracks in both directions between the Wilson and Bryn Mawr stations, affecting Red and Purple Line trains, Lukidis said. Shuttle buses were sent to take passengers between the stations.

Power was restored when the fire department was done and the longest delays were about 20 minutes, the CTA said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • G-Lep

    On a completely unrelated note, I’d like to wish everybody a happy National Spinach Day!!

  • Just Axin

    G-Lep, you always think of everybody else first!

    • G-Lep

      Well, that’s just me. Seriously, it’s National Spinach Day. “Bacon Today” just posted it on my FB wall. Did I mention I love bacon? I think bacon and spinach probably go well together. I always use iceberg lettuce on BLTs.

  • Frank_Comments

    The CTA should send a bill to this nut’s family for cleanup.

    • G-Lep

      Agreed, sir. And may I wish you a happy National Spinach Day!!

  • donkor

    My Dear Sweet Friends,

    Unfortunately, this Berwyn station seem to be a favorite suicide location. It is sad that we live in a world where one feel so desperately alone that ending life is the only relief.

    We truly hope for everyone to live in peace and freedom.


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