2021 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Man seriously injured after being hit by train at White Flint station

Transit agency says video shows man ‘intentionally’ going onto track as train approached

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This story was updated at 11:46 a.m. on May 17, 2021, to include information about the victim’s condition

A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a Metro Red Line train at the White Flint station Friday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Based on video footage from the station, it appeared the man “intentionally placed himself in the path of the train,” WMATA spokeswoman Sherri Ly told Bethesda Beat on Friday.

The man was pinned under the train until he was extricated, she said.

The man was taken to a hospital with injuries considered priority 1, which are the most serious, Montgomery Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer told Bethesda Beat on Friday.

Piringer said firefighters were called to the scene around 1:05 p.m. Metro transit police are investigating, he said.

Ian Janetta, a WMATA spokesman, wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Monday that the man remains hospitalized and in serious condition.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com