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Yes, I know this is a Twitter picture...

Yes, I know this is a Twitter picture...

Not here, of course, I'll leave the journalism up to news sites and the crack squad of Tweeters they seem to be relying on for news coverage nowadays. However, here's the rundown from CNN:
A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least four people and injured scores, Mayor Adrian Fenty said. The deaths are the most for one incident in the history of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Fenty said. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on an above-ground track on the Red Line near Takoma Park, Maryland, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. More than 60 people were hurt, some seriously, Washington Fire Chief Dennis Rubin said.
This is already being touted as the deadliest accident in Metro history, with the death toll considered shocking due to the fact the trains are all computer controlled and there are conductors on the trains as well.  As an ex-DMV resident and frequent Metro rider (who else has put a $20 in the machine blacked out on St. Patty's day trying to get home from Rosslyn and woke up with $16 dollars worth of nickels in their pockets...anyone? anyone?) my condolences go out to the families of the deceased and best wishes for those that were injured.


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