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More bad news from Metro. Another person has been struck by a train. According to WMATA:
“Metro officials are responding to a report of an individual who was struck by a Red Line train at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station at about 3:35 p.m. today (Nov. 30). The train was headed in the direction of Shady Grove.
Customers should expect major delays of an hour or more on the Red Line throughout the remainder of the afternoon rush period. If customers have the opportunity to avoid the Red Line, they are encouraged to do so.
Red Line trains are currently taking turns sharing one track (single-tracking) between Farragut North and Judiciary Square Metrorail station.”
According to a WMATA spokesperson: It was a male juvenile that was hit. He was transported to Howard University Hospital. No word yet on their condition. DCist says his condition is not life threatening.
More details about the incident after the jump.
WMATA just posted another press release on the incident. They write:
“The preliminary investigation indicates that two young men were involved in an altercation and one individual pushed the other into the side of the last car of a six-car train. The young man fell to the platform and was aided by local emergency medical first responders. The individual, a minor, was transported to a nearby hospital.”