From our correspondent-in-the-field Mike DeBonis:
Olga Bryant, who works at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was on the rammed train this afternoon. She said that the train had been stopped for around 10 minutes and that the operator had reported that they were having some electrical difficulty. She says that the train’s lights and the power were on prior to the accident. Bryant was in the second car of the rammed train, and thus fairly well removed from the impact. She stayed on the train for about 20 minutes after the crash.
She was traveling with Garrett Dorsey, another Walter Reed employee. Dorsey said that despite the crash, he’d get on another train “tomorrow.”
Bryant said, “I’d have to get on it.”