CHICAGO — A 28-year-old woman had an up close and personal meet and greet with a train in the Windy City after she ended up on the tracks.
ABC News reports that according to a Chicago police spokesperson, the really intelligent woman, who was not identified, was talking on her cellphone when she fell onto the tracks.
The Chicago Sun Times reports that the boneheaded incident happened at 9:25 a.m. at the 328 S. Dearborn St. station.
Police initially said the woman accidentally fell backward onto the tracks, but after reviewing surveillance video footage said it looked like she appeared to step forward onto them.
Authorities say initial eyewitness statements did not match the footage captured at the station.
Luckily for the absent-minded woman, the Blue Line train was able to stop in time, but not before giving her a bit of a love tap.
Windy City boys in blue say she was found partially under the lead car of the train.
Officials say the woman was then transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
According to the Chicago Transit Authority, Blue Line service was partially suspended for about an hour after the incident. Service was back to normal by midafternoon.