Metro rider falls on tracks closing D.C. commuter rail

Woman falls on Metrorail tracks in Washington D.C. closing city subways.

Washington D.C. (–Subway service was shut down this morning after a 68 year-old woman fell on the tracks. According to the Associated Press (AP), a woman fell off the platform and onto the tracks this morning at the end of the red line in Gallery Place station. This forced Metro officials in the nation’s capitol to shut down rail service.

Unfortunately, the closure of the D.C. Subway forced people to walk much further to reach the National Mall to attend the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. The woman was initially reported to have been hit by a train. Washington D.C. Metro officials have confirmed the early morning rail passenger was not hit by a train. She was transported to an area hospital by emergency medical personnel. She is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Normal subway service has resumed in downtown Washington. news for injury claims lawyers

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