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Runaway Train Takes the Escalator at Chicago O’Hare

A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed early Monday, March 24, 2014, in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the train
Photo: Kenneth Webster/AP

Thirty-two people were injured, none seriously, according to early reports, when a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed today at O’Hare International Airport. “The train actually climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk, and then went up the stairs and escalators,” said Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago. In a stroke of amazing early-morning luck, no one was on the stairs or escalator at the time.

Derailed Chicago Train Takes Escalator at O’Hare