Initial reports claim the female police officer was in a rush to make a fingernail polishing appointment and didn't want to be late...
Cars vs. Trains usually are fatal accidents... Let's thank the Lord the officer was not seriously injured.
An unmarked Chicago police squad car and a CTA Brown Line train collided this afternoon on Kedzie Avenue just north of Wilson Avenue, officials said.
The accident happened about 4 p.m. and involved an Albany Park tactical unit police vehicle and a CTA Brown Line train, according to police sources.
Preliminary reports said the gates were down for a Loop-bound train and when the train passed, the vehicle went around the gates not expecting the Kimball-bound train, according to a CTA spokeswoman. The vehicle and the Kimball-bound Brown Line train collided, she said. Brown Line tracks run at ground level from the Rockwell to Kimball stops.
A shuttle bus is running between the Kimball and Southport stations until service resumes, the spokewoman said.
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