After the Alert: "Brush-back" closes Red Line subway
"Emergency in North/Clybourn subway. SB Red rerouted over the top."
Later that morning, The Tribune reported that someone waiting for the train on the North/Clybourn platform apparently got too close to the train as it entered the station and was "brushed back" (hit) by the train.
Service went "over the top" for about 20 minutes but was then restored in the tunnel.
True confession: I huge fear of being "brushed back" on a train platform. I have this unfounded fear of bending over to pick up something as the train comes whooshing into the station.
Meanwhile, over at Metroblogging Chicago, Fuzzy Gerdes tells his story of being in the last car of the train the hit the guy, and -- surprise -- not getting a lot of information about how to evacuate the train or about what exactly happened.