Man dies after falling onto CTA tracks
CHICAGO (AP) _ Chicago police say a man died overnight when he fell onto Chicago Transit Authority tracks at the city’s north side Fullerton stop.
Police say the man, who hasn’t been identified, fell off the CTA platform onto the tracks about 1:35 a.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Chicago Tribune reports that police say his death was being investigated as accidental. No further information was immediately released.
Brianna Leafe and Stella Miller tell the newspaper they had climbed the steps to the Fullerton station’s elevated train platform when they saw a man face-down on the electrified tracks and another man yelling at him to get up.
Miller ran to get a CTA attendant, who shut down the electricity and found that the man wasn’t breathing.