Woman Struck By Metro Train Near Downtown D.C. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Woman Struck By Metro Train Near Downtown D.C.

Play associated audio

2:25 P.M. UPDATE: Metro reports the woman struck by a train at Mt. Vernon Square station has been taken to a nearby hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say a woman has been struck by a Metro train at the Mount Vernon station on the green and yellow lines.

Trains are stopping in both directions Wednesday afternoon and aren't passing through the station as rescue crews try to free the woman, who is under the train. Rescuers are shutting down power to one of the lines.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the woman is alive. It's not clear how she ended up on the tracks.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.
NPR

Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
NPR

Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.