Upsetting Report from Dunn Loring Metro Station

Ed. Note: Official language from WMATA (in addition to service animals) about pets on metro: “However, a pet may be transported on Metrorail and Metrobus, provided it is carried aboard in a secure container from which it cannot escape.”

Upsetting report from Metro Transit Police yesterday:

“Shortly before 1:30 p.m., Metro received a report of a person struck by a train at Dunn Loring Station. The adult male was transported to the hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

While the investigation is still ongoing, video appears to show the incident occurred approximately 450 feet away from the operator cab. The train operator performed two safe door checks before moving the train.

The deceased cleared the train and was on the platform away from car, but upon closer review, a leash appears to be tied to the person, which was unfortunately caught in the door, leaving a dog with no ID inside of the car.

This obstruction caused the individual to be dragged on the platform and onto the tracks. The dog, which does not appear to be a service animal, is in police care.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the deceased.”

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