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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Man hit by Orange Line train still in ICU

A 39-year-old man from McLean, who apparently placed himself in front of a train last week at the Clarendon station on the Orange Line, remains in “critical condition” in the intensive care unit of an area hospital, according to Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel.

Stessel declined to release the man’s name and the name of the facility where he is being treated.

The man was struck Oct. 11 around 5 p.m. He suffered “head injuries and multiple broken bones,” Stessel said.

Metro Transit Police have talked to the train operator and witnesses and determined that the man walked through a gate that leads to the train tunnel, Stessel said, and “intentionally placed himself in the path of the train.”

Some stations along the Orange Line were overwhelmed with passengers and temporarily closed. There were major delays as shuttle buses tried to compensate for the temporary loss of rail service. Emergency response to the crowding brought traffic in areas around some Metro stations to a standstill.

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