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: COVID-19 In Illinois: State Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll In More Than A Month
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: Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union Say They're Close To A Deal As They Continue Negotiations On COVID Safety
The victim was taken to AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.
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Area Three detectives were investigating.