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Man critically wounded after walking into traffic on North Side, police say

Some Chicago Transit Authority buses were briefly rerouted during the Thursday morning rush hour after a man walked into traffic and was struck by a taxicab in the Rogers Park neighborhood, authorities said.

The accident happened at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Pratt Boulevard about 3:45 a.m., said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.

Police did not immediately know why the man walked into traffic.

The man was taken in critical condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Greer said.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit was on the scene collecting details Thursday morning.

The CTA’s Nos. 147 and 155 buses temporarily were rerouted as police investigated the accident. As of 6 a.m., both routes resumed normal service.



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