Man is killed, pinned under Red Line ...

Man is killed, pinned under Red Line elevated train near Chinatown

There are 91 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Man is killed, pinned under Red Line elevated train near Chinatown. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A man was struck and a killed by a Red Line train Tuesday afternoon just south of the Chinatown stop on the South Side, authorities said.

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Tax payer

San Jose, CA

#1 Jun 10, 2008

“Nothing beats good DNA”

Since: Nov 07

Park Ridge, IL

#3 Jun 10, 2008
Struck and killed...but condition of the victim not immediately known??? C'mon Tribune!!

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 10, 2008
So are they dead or alive? What a conflicting article.
Bubba Zanetti

Princeton, IL

#6 Jun 10, 2008
Coming on top of the last accident in Chinatown, it should be renamed the "Blood Red" line!

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2008
Tribune is afraid of Daley and CPD... Notice how as soon as they have "bus hits cyclist" the "crosswalk sting" headline drops. Now as soon as "Train hits pedestrian" title goes up, "the bus hits bicyclist" headline drops and the "crosswalk sting" article completely dissapeared?
loose cannon

Lombard, IL

#9 Jun 10, 2008 really doesn't matter if we read the whole article, just a portion, or only the headline.

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2008
Whatever reason this guy had for being on tracks... The CTA train can stop much faster than a Metra. The train driver should be cited and charged with manslaughter for not stopping at the cross-walk sting!
cta hater

United States

#12 Jun 10, 2008
i hate the cta
busses are full downtown. the brown line's line was huge
you cannot get a taxi for the life of you
gave up and just went back to work
Chicago Citizen

United States

#13 Jun 10, 2008
Huberman should be fired! He is at fault for this.

United States

#14 Jun 10, 2008
If someone commits suicide, it is not the fault of the mayor, or anyone else. If you jump on train tracks, it is your own fault.
Mike-CLE in CHI

United States

#15 Jun 10, 2008
The friggen 22 was full and took forever and open taxis are nonexistent.

Chicago, IL

#16 Jun 10, 2008
cta hater wrote:
i hate the cta
busses are full downtown. the brown line's line was huge
you cannot get a taxi for the life of you
gave up and just went back to work
I left work at 5:08. It is now 6:52 and I am in Lakeview. Love those 100 minute commutes to go 5 miles.

Chicago, IL

#18 Jun 10, 2008
Unreal, going northbound on #36. Took 1 hour to get from Adams to Belmont. Nice 3mph speed.
Chicago Resident

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 10, 2008
You folks are nuts. No-one should be on the tracks in that area. CTA operators are only actively looking for people on the tracks near stations or if there is known CTA personnel in the area. If this guy got hit, he was probably trying to get hit.

The reason they are turning around at Grand is because there is a crossover just before the river there. The next crossover south of that is after the Roosevelt stop, which is probably too close to where the accident is.

Sure, the CTA can suck sometimes, but they didn't make this yutz trespass on the line. I suppose you blame Metra when cars and people get hit crossing the tracks even as the bells and a lights are running.

San Jose, CA

#20 Jun 10, 2008
While the sad incident at 27th street was out of the control of the CTA, turning their trains around at Grand instead of Roosevelt (creating a mess of a rush hour going north) would seem to have been well within their control. Ron H. is getting bad advice on how to deal with these things.

It's not the incidents, it's how they're handled.

United States

#21 Jun 10, 2008
Veronica wrote:
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If they take away their licenses, then they shouldn't drive. Duh. They just end up giving themselves just even worse reputations than they already have. They're idiots, and so are you.
If you could afford a car and park in the city you probably have gotten a parking ticket at some point, right? So should I say most people here are idiots because they parked illegally and should know not to? In case you did not know half the people in Chicago have suspended licenses and half those licenses are suspended over parking tickets. Idiot!

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#23 Jun 10, 2008
Don't blame the stupid people that go around gates for the accidents, no, blame da Mayor, the head of the CTA, anyone but the people that are STUPID and do things that they know are going to get them killed and cause havoc for everyone else. I want to know when people are going to start taking responsibility for the own actions.

United States

#25 Jun 10, 2008
A huge backup on all of the brown line stops with overcrowded platforms. The CTA personnel did not say a word at the Merchandise Mart ... they just kept collecting fares and sending people to an overcrowded platform. What a surprise.

Draper, UT

#26 Jun 10, 2008
Wow. The CTA just can't catch a break.


#28 Jun 10, 2008
George Rose wrote:
I hear on the news he just robbed someone, so finally justice is served immediately, I wish we can emulate this process as part of our criminal justice system, just drop em on the subway tracks in front of the incoming train, what a beautiful thing :-)

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