NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE COLLISION OF TWO METRO TRAINS IN WASHINGTON, DC

June 22, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a go-team to investigate the collision of two Metro trains in Washington, DC.
 
At approximately 5:00 p.m. ET today, two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains collided on the Red Line. Numerous fatalities and injuries have been reported.

Railroad Investigator Ed Dobranetski is Investigator-in-Charge and is leading the team, which includes two specialists from the NTSB Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance.

NTSB Member Debbie Hersman will serve as the on- scene spokesman. Terry Williams is the press officer accompanying the team.
 
NTSB Media Contacts: 
Terry Williams (on-scene): 202-557-1350 
terry.williams@ntsb.gov 

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.