Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fleeing Robber Versus Elevated Train

No question about what the result was. Red Line is running again after robbery suspect was struck, killed near Chinatown, police say -- chicagotribune.com
Police said the man, whose identity was not released, committed an armed robbery just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway and was running from the scene when he jumped a barrier and was struck.
The body was pinned under the train, and the line was closed for hours - just in time for rush hour - while the whole thing was cleaned up.

None of the trains' passengers were injured. (Power was shut down on the tracks in both directions.)

Not sure what this guy was thinking, by jumping onto the L tracks. Even if there was no train, people usually end up electrocuted on the third rail. (600 volts DC is instantly fatal.)

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