Man injured by CTA blue train

A man was injured by a CTA blue train at the Washington station Friday evening.

Police and fire personal were called to the Washington station minutes before 10 p.m., after the man was injured by the train, said Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Langford.

According to information at the scene, the train operator saw the man on the tracks but couldn’t stop in time. The man appeared to roll away from the train toward the platform but trauma was caused to his hand, Langford said.

CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said the man was conscious and alert when he was rescued by the fire department.

Service was shut down in both directions during the incident. Shuttle buses were in effect between Grand and Racine, Lukidis said. At about 10:50 p.m. northbound service was restored, but trains were not stopping at Washington.

At around 11:30 p.m. service was restored in both directions and trains were again stopping at Washington, said Lukidis.