DC Metro Crash – June 22, 2009

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Two Washington D.C. Metro trains are pictured here after they collided just outside the Fort Totten Metro station on the afternoon of Monday, June 22. Federal authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash, which killed 9.

Newscom / UPI / Alexis C. Glenn

Newscom / UPI / Alexis C. Glenn

Newscom / SIPA / Kris Connor

David Corn, Washington editor of Mother Jones, posted multiple photos of the crash on his Twitter page. MJ‘s James Ridgeway rounds up the questions about causes here.

David Corn

Passengers line up to take the bus after Metro services were rerouted.

Newscom / SIPA / Kris Connor

A report from the National Transportation Safety board said the train involved in the crash was “recommended for phaseout,” according to the AP.

Newscom / MCT / Ken Cedeno

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