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.