Man Using Wheelchair Dies After Falling Down DC Metro Station …

A male died in D.C. Wednesday after he attempted to use a Metro hire escalator while sitting in a wheelchair and fell backward, officials say.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was fatally harmed in a Columbia Heights Metro station, Metro orator Dan Stessel said.

He was regulating an electric wheelchair in a Northwest D.C. hire about 1:30 p.m. According to confidence camera footage, he primarily attempted to conduct adult regulating a elevator, Stessel said. The male waited for a conveyor for 10 to 15 seconds and afterwards headed toward a escalator. He gripped a handrails on possibly side.

But as he ascended, he fell back and his wheelchair fell on tip of him. 

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A day after a male regulating a wheelchair fell back down a Metro hire escalator and died, Metro is propelling riders to follow reserve rules. News4’s Darcy Spencer spoke with riders in a area.

(Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

The hire manager and several bystanders helped him, though he was critically injured.

“I seen a male laid out. we saw his legs was all bloody unequivocally bad. we saw about 10 people swarming around him,” conspicuous Shaun Stepney, who witnessed a issue of a accident.

Paramedics found him during a bottom of a escalator and rushed him to a sanatorium where he was after conspicuous dead.

Information on a inlet of his injuries was not expelled immediately. 

Investigators were on a escalator for hours holding photos and notes. The escalator is during a station’s easterly entrance, between travel turn and a passageway level. 

Metro officials conspicuous a conveyor a male attempted to use before a collision was entirely organic and it seemed to be handling routinely hours afterward.

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