CTA President Ron Huberman was quoted in the Chicago Tribune stating that driver error caused today’s CTA Green Line derailment accident near Washington Park. This CTA accident follows a long series of CTA troubles. In July 2006, the CTA Blue Line derailed and caught fire just west of the Clark and Lake station, an accident injuring more than 150 CTA passengers. More recently, a semi truck accident claimed lives at the Cermak Red Line platform. This summer, the Blue Line stalled and eventually led to all passengers evacuating. The worst CTA derailment accident was in 1977 when a rush hour loop train came off of the tracks and crashed into pedestrians below. There is no word if a personal injury lawsuit for train derailments has been filed in this case or if anyone will seek to sue the CTA for injuries arising from today’s CTA train accident.
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