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Two Hurt When Pickup Truck Crashes Into CTA Station

Two were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a Red Line CTA station on the South Side. (CBS)

Two were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a Red Line CTA station on the South Side. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Two people were hurt Sunday night when a pickup truck crashed into a CTA Red Line station on the South Side.

Around 9 p.m., a pickup truck heading west on 87th Street crashed into the auxiliary entrance to the 87th Street station on the Red Line, located on the north side of the station above the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to CTA spokesman Brian Steele.

Two people, the driver and a pedestrian, were injured in the crash and both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment, according to the Fire Department.

The truck damaged a pair of glass double doors at the train station, but did not affect Red Line operations, as the track and platform are both located below 87th Street, along the middle of the Dan Ryan.

61-year-old Charles Bowden of Dolton faces multiple charges – including leaving the scene of the accident.