Chicago Train Crash: Blue Line Trains Collide, Hijacking Rumors Spread On Twitter

chicago train crash

An elevated train crashed in Chicago this morning near the Harlem station in the suburb of Forest Park. The accident happened at about 7:45 this morning.

The Chicago Train crash involved two CTA blue line trains. A train heading toward downtown Chicago crashed into another train that was standing at the Harlem station.

It is unclear how many people were injured in the crash. The CTA initially reported that 11 people had been injured in the crash but the mayor of Forest Park said that the number was closer to 50. None of the injuries are believed to be serious.

Service was temporarily halted but the CTA said that the trains should be back and running later this morning.

The cause of the train crash is not known but CBS speculates that the blue line train may have been hijacked. Why? The evidence is pretty slim at the moment but the news station notes that the train that crashed into the standing train at Harlem only had four cars. The train was also driving on the wrong side of the tracks.

That does seem a little suspicious but there’s no real evidence that the train was hijacked.

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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