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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