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Woman struck by train at Woodley Park station late last night

UPDATE: Metro is now reporting that the woman died this morning from her injuries. While they didn't identify her, they said she is a 50-year-old woman from Kensington, Md.

ORIGINAL POST: A woman struck by a train at the Woodley Park station late last night is in critical condition at a nearby hospital, Metro reported early this morning. Red line service is now operating normally, but was obviously impacted by this last night. Trains initially single-tracked between Dupont Circle and Cleveland Park, but then train service between those two stations was entirely stopped during the police investigation. Shuttle buses were in service between Van Ness and Dupont.

The woman is believed to have intentionally put herself on the tracks, where she was hit by a six-car train heading to Shady Grove.

By Mark Berman  |  January 5, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
 | Tags: Metro, WMATA  
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This is getting pretty ridiculous. We need to just have a "Waaaa, I am too pathetic to deal with my own problems and take my own life, I want to do it in the most public and inconvenient way possible, ensuring I get as much attention as I can, and force a train driver and any passersby to need therapy for years" day.

All DC people who feel they need to end their life under the wheels of a metro train can all line up in one station and we can get get it over with in one fell swoop.

They need to stop reporting this crap. All this is, is pathetic copy cat BS.

Posted by: Nosh1 | January 5, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

This has gotten old and very boring. Just toss the smooshed crazies, drunks and attention seekers off the tracks and keep the trains rolling.

Posted by: checkered1 | January 5, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

I was on the red line train that was stopped at Van Ness-UDC last night because of this incident. It was totally chaotic. After sitting about ten minutes on the train we were told we had to leave and there were shuttle buses waiting. The station manager was nowhere to be found. The whole crowd stood in the frigid cold with no Metro staff of any sort to direct us. People piled onto an L2 bus and kept asking the driver questions. The driver didn't realize until we left Van Ness that there was an incident and people thought he was a shuttle bus operator. He had to stop to call for info. Things got sorted out, but there was no excuse for the lack of info at Van Ness.

Posted by: MitchellPolman | January 5, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

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