Report Released After Fatal D.C. Metro Smoke
On Monday, January 12, 2015, passengers on the train at D.C. Metro stop at L’Enfant Plaza faced a frightening ordeal. Just after 3:30pm, the train lost power, stopped inside the tunnel and began to quickly fill with smoke. In the end, 200 passengers were evacuated, 84 of which were transported to local Washington D.C. hospitals, and left one woman Carol Glover, dead.
Immediately following the incident, questions were raised about why it took responders so long to reach the train and begin the rescue mission, which the initial report seeks to clear up. WUSA 9 reports:
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Ashcraft & Gerel’s thoughts are with the family of the deceased passenger during this difficult time as well as all the passengers affected by this tragic event. As a firm with experience handling cases similar to this one, we know how difficult the experience can be for all involved. The attorneys at Ashcraft & Gerel are currently working with and representing several victims of the D.C. Metro smoke incident as well as investigating how this unfortunate event occurred.
If you or someone you love was injured in the D.C. Metro incident at L’Enfant Plaza, you may be entitled to compensation. Based on our experience handling cases that involve both design and manufacturing defects in vehicles, and those dealing with the stress and physical discomfort associated with smoke inhalation, we know that having the right legal team on your side can make all the difference.
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