Photo, 6/16/2010, courtesy of ‘brownpau’
A story in development, Metro has just passed on word that the Dunn Loring station is currently closed after a person was struck by a train. A post to Twitter from someone at the scene indicates that it was a fatal accident. More information as it is available.
Update, 2:09 – Dr. Gridlock at the Washington Post has spoken with a WMATA representative:
Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said the person is male, and the initial police investigation indicates he may have been on the tracks intentionally.
Metro said free shuttle bus service between the Vienna and West Falls Church stations was established at 1:50 p.m.
Update, 2:50 – Confirming reports from Twitter and commenters, WMATA has reported that the individual has passed away.
Sadly it was a jumper.
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A friend witnessed the incident. Seems he dropped his cell phone on the tracks and went after it. Not sure if he couldn’t get back up or just couldn’t get back up fast enough. I believe it was a teenager or evry young adult.
Some say he died doing what he loved.
Stay classy, Tim. Stay classy.
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