Car Flips Onto Blue Line Tracks

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

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    Car Jumps Blue Line Tracks

    [CHI] Car Jumps Blue Line Tracks
    A car jumped the tracks on the Blue Line Friday morning. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    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.