Car Flips Onto Blue Line Tracks

Driver not injured after the car landed on the tracks at the Austin station

Friday, Feb 25, 2011  |  Updated 8:09 PM CDT
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A car jumped the tracks on the Blue Line Friday morning.

A car jumped the tracks on the Blue Line Friday morning.

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Blue Line service was shut down for about two hours early Friday morning after a car flipped over onto the train tracks at the Austin station.

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken to Loyola University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after she apparently crashed through a dead-end barrier and flipped the car.

The Jeep jumped the freight train tracks to land onto the CTA tracks at the Austin station.

Service was restored by 5:16 a.m. but experienced delays between Forest Park and  Pulaski/Congress stations, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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