D.C. Metro train derailment left 3 passengers bumped and bruised

Legal News for District of Columbia Train Accident Attorneys. Three people suffered bumps and bruises when a Metro train derailed.

D.C. train accident lawyer alerts- NTSB to investigate train derailment that left three people with minor injuries.

Washington, DC (News)— Three of the reported 345 passengers on board a six-car red line Metro train suffered minor injuries after the locomotive’s first car derailed on Friday, February 12, 2010. The train accident occurred around 10 a.m. in downtown Washington, near the Farragut North station, according to information provided by MSNBC.com.

A Metro spokesperson reported passengers had to be evacuated to the last four cars of the train after the wheels of the first car “derailed from a pocket or side track after leaving the station”. Passengers aboard the train allegedly reported the locomotive traveling at a generally slow rate of speed when the derailment occurred as they were passing through a tunnel. Thankfully, the train did not strike anything upon derailing. Passengers were subsequently transported to the train station, which authorities closed pending the evacuation of the derailed train. D.C. Fire Department officials reported that three passengers aboard the train sustained minor injuries, more specifically described as “bumps and bruises”, in the incident.

It was reported that snow storms led to the temporary restriction of aboveground train service and limited underground service until Friday, the day of the derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov is allegedly conducting investigations into what might have caused the train to derail.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for District of Columbia Train Accident Lawyers.