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Rider falls onto tracks, injuring legs after exiting moving Chicago South Side train

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A CTA rider was hospitalized after falling onto the tracks at a Red Line stop in Bronzeville Wednesday morning. 

Chicago police say that around 6:13 a.m., the rider, a man in his 50s, according to fire officials, was at the 35th Street stop when he fell onto the tracks after exiting the train while it was in motion. 

He suffered injuries to both his legs and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. 

Red Line trains were left standing just after 6:30 a.m., and a shuttle bus service was offered from Roosevelt to 63rd. Trains resumed service just before 8 a.m. and are operating with residual delays. 

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