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Bicyclist rides down CTA station ramp, winds up on tracks

Updated: September 19, 2012 12:52PM



A bicyclist who rode down the ramp of a CTA Blue Line station on the West Side on Wednesday morning was not seriously injured after he lost control of his bike and wound up on the tracks.

The CTA was notified of the incident about 10:20 a.m., according to spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski. According to preliminary information, the bicyclclist was riding down the ramp at the Kedzie Blue Line station, “from the station to the platform,” and when he got to the platform he lost control.

The cyclist wound up on the train tracks, but did not make contact either with the electrified third rail or a train, Hosinski said. Power was immediately turned off to the rails and Chicago Fire Department crews responded and removed the bicyclist from the tracks.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, with non life-threatening injuries, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Blue Line trains were delayed, but power was restored and trains moving again about 10:45 a.m., Hosinski said.



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