Pair rescued from Metro Red Line tracks

[This post has been updated]

A pair of elderly Metro riders fell to the tracks at Gallery Place Station Monday, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.

A Metro official confirmed that the incident took place about 12:15 p.m. The pair were taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries, said Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel. Their names and ages were not released.

Metro is still trying to determine additional details, although Taubenkibel said the pair “accidentally slipped.”

Other riders and a Metro employee assisted the pair back to the Red Line platform serving trains headed in the direction of Shady Grove, he said.

In January 2010, a couple visiting the District from Seattle rescued a woman who fell to the Metrorail tracks at Union Station in her motorized wheelchair. That incident happened two weeks after a blind man fell from the Gallery Place platform and was struck and killed by a train.

Were you on the scene when the incident happened? Post a comment below of send an e-mail to transportation@washpost.com.

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