Man struck by Metro Red Line train survives

Metro said a man who was struck by a train at the Bethesda station during Tuesday’s evening rush hour survived.

The man accidentally fell onto the tracks, according to Metro officials. The incident caused delays on the busy Red Line during the evening commute. Metro officials did not release the man’s name but said he is a 50-year-old from Rockville with a history of seizures. He was taken to an area hospital and “signed himself out of the hospital overnight,” according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

Four years ago, a Petworth man suffered an epileptic seizure and fell onto the tracks at the Friendship Heights station where he was struck by a train. His right foot was severed and he suffered bleeding on the brain, according to his doctors.

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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