Man, 71, dies after slipping in front of CTA Red Line train at Loyola

A 71-year-old man died after he fell near the edge of a CTA Red Line platform Thursday night at the Loyola station and was struck by a train.

He stumbled and fell against an advertisement sign before falling to the ground on the CTA platform in the 1200 block of West Loyola Avenue, Chicago police said.


He was struck by a northbound train entering the station about 8:30 p.m. as he rested slightly past the edge of the platform, police said.

He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Though the Cook County medical examiner’s office has not identified the man, an autopsy ruled his death an accident, saying he died of his injuries.