Twenty-three people were injured Thursday morning when a train crashed into a piece of construction equipment and derailed north of the Howard Street CTA station on the North Side, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
The Yellow Line CTA train derailed at 10:39 a.m., officials said. Three people were seriously injured, nine suffered moderate injuries and 11 others were not seriously injured but were taken to a hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Fifteen people refused treatment, he said.
Service on the CTA Yellow, Purple and Red Lines has been disrupted, officials said.
The incident appears to be the most significant CTA train derailment since March 24, 2014, when a CTA Blue Line overran the O’Hare station, injuring 34 people.