Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Man takes last train ride...

...but really gets his money's worth.
A man who boarded a Metro subway train in Montgomery County on Monday morning was found dead in the same train five hours later, the transit system said.

Metro said in a statement that the death was probably the result of natural causes, but no detailed information on a cause could be learned. It was also unclear when the man might have died during a period in which the train traveled much of the Red Line in both directions.

Metro did not give the man's name or any other details about him.

It was also unclear why the man was not spotted when the train was inspected before being taken out of service at one point. Metro said it would review its procedures.
God rest his soul.

7 comments:

Michael Lonie said...

Well, they finally found Charley.

Minicapt said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMSGrY-IlU

Cheers

prairiecat55kc said...

Exactly my thoughts, Michael and Minicapt! What a blast from MY past!

Blogstrop said...

It was also unclear when the man might have died during a period in which the train traveled much of the Red Line in both directions.
Those Alinskyites, Community Organisers and Fellow Travellers haven't got rid of the ol' Redlining jus' yet. But, as they say in the classics, in the long run we're all dead anyway!

jill said...

Follow up to this very sad story here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/19/AR2010051905535.html?hpid%3Dnewswell&sub=AR

Paco said...

Jill: That is a sad story, indeed. May God comfort his family.

jill said...

This one hit home a bit. My husband takes the metro every day, and is about the age of this man, who died among strangers who didn't even notice.

We just expect our loved ones to come home every day. But there are no guarantees.