“Surge” Caused Metro Crash?

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‘Holding Pattern’
courtesy of ‘Samer Farha’

It sounds fishy, but WTOP has it on good authority that it’s possible that a surge in a 5000-series car that lead the striking train could have caused Sunday’s wreck. The “surge” could happen in a 5000-series car going below 3mph, which would then drive it up to over 5mph. I’m not sure how you could total three metro cars in a 5-7mph crash, but it’s still not entirely clear what happened.

Here’s hoping we get a bit more information from Metro in the coming days.

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