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Pedestrian Struck at Columbia Heights Metro

by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm 31 Comments

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From @dcfireems on twitter:

“ped struck Col Hgts Metro 14th & Columbia NW DC F&EMS enroute”

Will update as more info becomes available. While it is not yet known if it is a suicide, here is our discussion on that topic from last week.

From WMATA:

“Disruption at Columbia Heights. Trains are sharing the same track between Georgia Avenue and Shaw-Howard University due to a person struck by a train at Columbia Heights station. Expect delays in both directions.”

From @Metroopensdoors:

Columbia Heights station has reopened. Trains are sharing the same track between Georgia Avenue and Shaw-HU. Expect delays”

Full WMATA Press Release:

“A person was struck by a six-car Yellow Line train as it pulled into the Columbia Heights Metrorail station today at 1:55 p.m. The train was headed downtown.

The preliminary indication leads investigators to believe that the individual intentionally placed himself/herself (gender not yet confirmed) in the path of the train.

Columbia Heights Metrorail station is open. It was closed from 1:55 to 2:40 p.m. while emergency crews responded to the scene. Currently Green Line trains are single tracking (sharing one track) between the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metrorail station to the Shaw-Howard Metrorail station. All Yellow Line trains are now operating only between the Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center Metrorail stations, which is the usual Yellow Line route during rush hours. There is no Yellow Line service between Mt. Vernon Square and Fort Totten Metrorail stations.

Shuttle buses also have been requested to assist customers who want to get around the incident.”

@dcfireems updates:

teenage male removed from under train green/yellow line inbound near center platform- pri 1 life-threatening injuries”.

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