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Metro Crash: Send Us News, Pictures, More

If you were involved in yesterday's Metro crash, we'd like to talk to you. Please e-mail us with contact information; we hope your information will help us further reconstruct the crash.

You can also submit photos directy to this gallery of user images.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2009; 12:54 PM ET
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"If it bleeds, it leads (ledes)"

Posted by: BO_Stinks | June 22, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that they are saying its a derailment. At 4:52 I was on the red line platform and an announcement came on that said "a train has experienced mechanical difficulties and is stuck on the track, Red line trains are using one track" I find it strange that there was an announcement that trains are using one track then a head on collision occurs that is blamed on a derailment. Someones information is wrong either on purpose or accidental.

Posted by: Rasguedo | June 22, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

How much are you willing to pay for each photo/video taken at the scene by me, if you use it on your website?

Posted by: CatMan1 | June 22, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Why give a scoop to the Neocon News, er, WaPo? They don't even have the guts to announce they fired Dan Froomkin.

Posted by: hairguy01 | June 22, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I am dismayed that at 8:30 pm the TV news stations still did not have the most basic facts of the accident. Reporters gave conflicting information about whether the trains were heading into the District or Maryland. When one of the stations showed video of the accident scene from the New Hampshire Avenue overpass it was obvious what direction the trains were heading. Yet, the TV reporters still gave conflicting information.

Posted by: rscheer2 | June 23, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Rasguedo, the single tracking was around a separate train having problems outside the Tenleytown station, according to our train operator.

I entered the Red Line at Farragut North at 4:10 heading towards Strathmore, and our train operator told us a train at Tenleytown was having problems. (This is before the crash.) After several minutes holding, we crawled to Dupont Circle and were told we were single tracking around the Tenleytown problem. Our train was very slow; we arrived at Grovesnor/Strathmore at 5:00p.

So there were major delays on the Red Line before the deadly accident. Surely trains were backed up all along the Red Line before the crash. We were not told the nature of the problem the Tenleytown train was experiencing. It could have been something associated with the automated signaling system, or something unrelated, like a door jamming.

But the major Red Line delay prior to the crash hasn't come up in the reporting on the accident.

Posted by: rickblum | June 23, 2009 8:57 AM | Report abuse

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