Chicago Commuter Injured By Falling Debris At Union Station
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Chicago commuter was seriously
injured when a piece of falling concrete struck the woman in the head at Union
Station. The station is undergoing a massive makeover. According to Chicago
Police, concrete from the ceiling fell on a woman and fractured her skull.
The Northbrook woman said she didn’t even know what hit her. Chunks
of falling ceiling plummeted on top of her. Other witnesses said they
felt smaller pieces of the old ceiling falling and saw the woman hit.
They rushed over to her to help. The commuter was heading to work when
the accident occurred. Paramedics arrived at the station and found the
woman bleeding profusely.
The Northbrook woman says finding the person responsible has proven difficult.
Is it Metra or Amtrak? According to an Amtrak spokesperson, the material
that fell from the ceiling came from the non-railroad structures built
over the tracks. The victim says no one is taking responsible for this
dangerous situation, and it is unfortunate. The spokesperson said the
track and two others are now closed off while the area is being assessed.
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