A CTA train engineer was stressed over the cost of repairing parts that could be critical to his ability to operate the CTA’s fleet of CTA trains, an official said.
The incident happened at the end of a week of high-profile crashes that have highlighted the safety issues of the CMA’s fleet.
The CTA will not comment on the incident, which occurred Wednesday afternoon when a CTA passenger train crashed into a concrete wall at the South Side station, killing one person and injuring three others.
The train was heading toward the University of Chicago Medical Center when it hit the concrete wall, causing it to buck and slide to the west, causing the train to fall, according to a statement by the CMC.
It’s unclear how much damage was done to the concrete, and there was no immediate word on the condition of the injured.
The accident is one of the worst in CTA history, with a record of nearly 50 accidents, more than double the average.
The CTA said that more than 100 CTA employees were on duty at the time of the accident.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.