Woman Struck by Metro Train at Rosslyn

A woman was struck by a train at the Rosslyn station this morning, resulting in a total hold at the Rosslyn chokepoint for some time around 7am this morning. The woman will be okay, she had a laceration above her eye, but should be released soon. Seriously, what’s going on here? Fires. Injuries. Abandoned Luggage. Bus problems. Train derailments. A system that was nominally fine six months ago has a rapidly rising injury rate and a rapidly dropping reliability rate? What’s going on here?

3 Comments so far

  1. Ian (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Yeah, I’ve got no idea. As I was standing at Rosslyn this morning between 8:00 and 8:45 waiting for a train, the excuse they were giving over the loud speakers was mechanical difficulties.

    I don’t know if the mechancial difficulties were the fact that the train hit a woman, or if this was yet ANOTHER problem, but they really gotta get this #$%^ figured out.


  2. Wayan (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    We lost Dan “the Man” Tangherlini. The end of the world is near!


  3. Paulo (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    Latest news is that she fainted while standing a bit and got struck as she fell towards the edge while the train was pulling in. Can’t really blame this on WMATA, I think — the train was already stopping. Lucky for her, in fact, that the train was there at all, rather than have her keel over onto the tracks.



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