Posts Tagged ‘Collision’

“I Still Think That Metro Rail Is the Safest Way to Travel in D.C.”

Brandon Burgess, who was standing by the glass partition in the middle of the Red Line car mangled in yesterday's crash, gives an interesting account of what happened to the Knoxville News Sentinel (he's a former student at the University of Tennessee).
Burgess, on his way to U Street and planning to change trains at Fort [...]

Seven Metro Crash Victims Identified

WaPo's Dr. Gridlock blogged the identities of seven of the nine who died in yesterday's Red Line crash:

Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield (train operator)

Major General David F. Wherley, Jr., former commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters, District of Columbia National Guard, and his wife Ann, both 62
Lavonda King, 23
Dennis Hawkins, 64
Mary Doolittle, 59
Anna Fernandez, 40

Per Cherkis, [...]

Video of the Red Line Metro Crash Scene

NBC 4 Washington has the live video.

On the Scene: Metro Collision Eyewitness Accounts

Mike DeBonis is calling in from the site of the Red Line collision near the Fort Totten station.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.:
One Red Line train had been stopped on the tracks. It had just begun to move when it was struck from behind by a speeding train.
Brenda Payton was on the speeding train. "We just felt [...]

Bowser on Metro Crash

Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser is now being interviewed on WRC-TV about the deadly train crash on the Red Line. "We have seen the police department and the fire department respond in a very coordinated way," says the councilmember, who represents the area in which the collision occurred.

WaPo Slow to Train Crash

At this moment, Dr. Gridlock is in the vanguard of Washington Post coverage of this afternoon's train mishap in Northeast D.C. The item credits WJLA-TV and CNN for key facts on the accident.
Here's one commenter from the on the matter:
How is the Washington Post being scooped about a potentially serious metro rail collision? This [...]

Red Line Trains Collide Near Fort Totten: Deadliest Crash In Metro History

Comes this dispatch, via Dr. Gridlock:
A Red Line Metrorail train derailed at 5:10 p.m. approaching Fort Totten in the Shady Grove-bound side. Trains are turning back at Brookland and Takoma....Metro says that shuttle bus service has been requested to bridge the gap between Takoma and Brookland.

There are reports of injuries. Developing.
UPDATE, 5:35 P.M.: This seems [...]