Lightning Strike Causes Train Station To Collapse

One of Chicago’s “Blue Line” train stations was apparently hit by lightning, then collapsed.

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A passing motorist managed to film the burning spectacle.
Lightning Strike Causes Train Station To Collapse
Lightning apparently struck a Chicago metro train station during a violent thunderstorm causing the elevated platform’s aluminum canopy to collapse onto the rail tracks and forcing authorities to halt service on three service lines overnight.
levated platform's aluminum canopy to collapse onto the rail tracks
Erin Piotrowski, who was passing by in a car with her sister and daughter, was recording video of the dramatic storm on her cellphone and captured the moment that the metal canopy hit the electrified rail, followed by a blinding flash and sparks flying from explosions.

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