Metro reports significant new delays on the Red Line after a person was struck and killed at Forest Glen by an eight-car train that was heading for Shady Grove. The transit authority said it appeared the person was on the tracks deliberately.I assume more details will be made public when they are available, but Metro's insistence that the person was "intentionally on the tracks" seems to suggest that it was a suicide attempt. No matter why the person was on the tracks, it appears as though Metro needs to take a long hard look its safety record and figure out ways to make it safer for riders.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Another Death on Metro: Person Struck By Red Line Train
Wow. It appears as though there has been another death on Metro. According to the Washington Post, a person was struck on Metro's Red Line during today's evening commute.
Posted by Bryan