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Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged December 2011 Chicago CTA Accident

There has been a lawsuit filed against Chicago’s CTA by a man allegedly injured after his arm become trapped in a CTA train in December 2011.

The man, Tyron Hampton, claims that he was at the CTA’s Blue Line Austin Avenue station, and attempting to board a train, when his arm became trapped in the train’s door. The train began and Hampton was allegedly dragged by the train.

An excerpt from a December 28 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dragged by Blue Line train suing CTA” :

The suit claims as Hampton was getting in the subway car, the doors closed “without notice or announcement,” trapping his right arm inside the car and the rest of his body outside the car.


Hampton was dragged by the train until he could free his arm, then he fell to the platform and injured his knee, the suit claims.

The lawsuit claims the conductor failed to look out the window to see that Hampton was trapped.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the December 27 MyFoxChicago.com story titled “Man dragged by Blue Line train suing CTA.”

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