Thirty passengers got the scare of a lifetime yesterday, when the green line train they were on derailed. Seven of the passengers were transported to nearby hospitals with minor injuries. The other 23 refused medical treatment, though many complained of neck pain.
Drake Hills, a passenger on the train at the time, described seeing smoke minutes after the train left the 43rd Street station. He spoke to ABC about the incident, and said he noticed that the next car ahead was tilting significantly to the left.
CTA's chief transit officer Donald Bonds told reporters that the cause of the derailment has yet to be determined. Crews were performing work on the tracks at the time of the derailment, though it's not known exactly what type of work was being performed, and if that work contributed to the incident.