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.
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.

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