CHICAGO (CBS) — A man died Thursday night after he slipped and fell on a CTA Red Line platform in Rogers Park, and a train struck his head.
Police said the 71-year-old man was walking on the platform at the Loyola station at 1200 W. Loyola Av. around 8:30 p.m., when he stumbled and fell against an advertisement sign, and then fell to the ground.READ MORE: Saint Sabina Church Using $25,000 Donation For Gun Buyback Program Targeting Chicago Youths
The man’s head ended up over the edge of a platform, and a northbound Red Line train struck him as it entered the station, according to police.READ MORE: Community First Medical Center Nurses Hold One-Day Strike
The victim was taken to AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.MORE NEWS: Man Robbed At Gunpoint In West Loop
Area Three detectives were investigating.