Family Says Metro Should Have Stopped Man’s Death on Tracks

A family has filed a $25 million lawsuit opposite a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), claiming loosening in a genocide of a male who lay down on a marks during a Virginia Square rail hire in Jul 2017.

Video of a occurrence performed by News4 shows a male deliberately obscure himself onto a marks and fibbing along a marks for dual mins before he was struck and killed by a train. 

In their lawsuit, a family of Walter Coulston Jr. pronounced a group unsuccessful to meddle or forestall his death. Their polite censure opposite WMATA pronounced Coulston was “wandering” along a height for scarcely 8 mins before he lowered himself onto a tracks.

The fit pronounced Coulston lay opposite a marks for some-more than dual mins before he was run over and killed. 

Surveillance Video Shows Man on Metro Tracks

Raw notice video shows a male get on a Metro marks and wait roughly 3 mins for a sight to come.

(Published Monday, Jul 15, 2019)

The fit also pronounced WMATA’s hire manager and rail operations core had entrance to confidence cameras that available a part though did not intervene. The fit alleges a sight user also was inattentive in a incident.

According to a polite complaint, “At no time while Mr. Coulston was benefaction on a westbound height of a Metro Station or on a sight marks did a [station manager] seem on a westbound height to examine Mr. Coulston’s bizarre function or meddle and mislay him from a sight marks and out of a trail of approaching Metrorail trains.”

The fit also said, “At no time did [the sight operator] try to stop a Metrorail sight to equivocate distinguished and using over Mr. Coulston.” 

WMATA did not immediately lapse requests for comment. The group has not nonetheless filed a response to a fit in D.C. sovereign court. 

The fit seeks $25 million and was filed by a deputy of Coulston’s estate.

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