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Accident causes train delays

6:30 p.m. Update: MARC is arranging for buses to transport passengers on the Brunswick Line to stations west of Rockville.

6:06 p.m. Update: Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the train was traveling from Washington to Chicago. Magliari says the man had been trespassing on the tracks owned by CSX. He says the train will be delayed until authorities clear the area.

-- Associated Press

5:53 p.m. Update: The Maryland Transit Administration says MARC trains 875, 877 and 893 are holding at Rockville due to the accident.

5:45 p.m. Update: A man was struck by a train and seriously injured Wednesday afternoon, near a housing complex in Germantown, authorities said.

Just before 5 p.m., rescue crews were called to the 18600 block of Waring Station Road for the report of a pedestrian being struck by a train, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a fire department spokesman. Rescuers worked with residents and police and found the man near Bent Willow Circle, a road in a housing complex near the railroad tracks.

The man was conscious but had sustained multiple fractures. His injuries were described as serious and potentially life threatening, Garcia said.

No further details about the cause of the incident could be immediately learned.

-- Clarence Williams

Original post: Authorities say a man has been struck by a train in Montgomery County.

County fire department spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says crews were called just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Garcia says they are at Bent Willow Circle in Germantown and working to rescue the man.

He says the man is conscious and has some fractures.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  |  May 5, 2010; 5:36 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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