Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fatal D.C. Metro accident


I am shocked by last night's fatal accident involving two Washington, D.C. Metro trains. The trains collided during rush hour just before 5 p.m. There are now nine people confirmed dead, and 76 injured commuters were taken to area hospitals. It's also possible that there could still be bodies in the wreckage.

The crash occurred on the Red Line above ground near Takoma Park, Maryland. This is such a tragedy. As someone who used to live in D.C. and rode the Metro to work everyday, the thought never crossed my mind that there could be an accident of this magnitude.

Why did the driver of the moving train not see that a train was stopped? It wasn't like they were underground - it was light outside. I hope that some answers come soon. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones.

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