DC Metro Crash

Man, how terrible

WASHINGTON – An inbound Metro train smashed into the back of another at the height of the Monday evening rush hour, killing at least nine people and injuring scores of others in Metro’s deadliest ever subway accident.
D.C. Fire and EMS says rescue workers located three more bodies in the wreckage late Monday night. All three were declared dead at the scene.
Experts familiar with Metro’s operating systems tell The Washington Post operator error and failure of the signal system likely caused the deadly crash.
To prevent trains from colliding, Metro designed a fail-safe computerized system that controls speed and breaking. If trains get too close to each other, the computers are supposed to automatically apply the brakes.

The train just smashed into the rear of the one stopped in front of it.

The operator of the train was killed; I hope she wasn’t texting and didn’t notice the train stopped ahead.

One Response to “DC Metro Crash”

  1. carolo says:

    What was that second conductor doing that she didn’t stop? Passengers report going full speed right until the collision. She darned sure wasn’t paying attention to traffic.

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