2 Killed In Another DC Metro Crash [Video]
January 26, 2010
Here’s a snapshot of what’s happened since June:
The transit agency’s deadliest accident in its history occurred June 22.
That’s when a Metro train slammed into another train stopped on the tracks, killing train operator Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield and eight passengers. About 80 people were hurt.
On June 29, an eight-car Metro train struck and killed a man who apparently was on the Red Line tracks intentionally.
On July 24, a six-car train struck a man at the Van Ness station. Metro says it was a suicide.
A subcontractor who was installing wiring for a new air compressor at Metro’s Bladensburg Bus Garage in Northeast died when he was electrocuted Aug. 18.
That death came nine days after another accident. Michael Nash, 63, of Silver Spring died after he was struck by a ballast regulator along the Orange line in Virginia. Nash had been with Metro 21 years. The accident occurred Aug. 9.
On Sept. 10, a six-car outbound Blue Line train struck communications technician John Moore, 44, of Arlington, Va. between the Braddock Road and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stations. Moore, who had worked for Metro for 12 years, died four days later.
On Sept. 17, another suicide occurred when a 15-year-old was struck by a train.
In November, two six-car trains collided at the West Church station, severely damaging several rail cars.
Also in November, a person was struck by a Red Line train on Nov. 30.
On Dec. 10, a train almost struck a track inspector who was part of the agency charged with keeping tabs on Metro. The train was traveling too fast, Metro says. The worker was suspended without pay for a week.
A Rockville man died three days after he was struck by a Red Line train at Gallery Place-Chinatown on Dec. 27.
A Red Line train struck a woman who put herself in the path of a train Jan. 4. She died Jan. 5.
WTOP’s Adam Tuss, Kristi King and Colleen Kelleher contributed to this article.
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