Skip to comments.L'Enfant Plaza escalator accident injures five people (DC Metrorail)
Posted on 08/07/2012 9:35:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
At least five people were injured at the L'Enfant Plaza metro station during the Tuesday morning rush hour due to a malfunction on an escalator, officials say.
D.C. Fire officials say that three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment after the accident, which happened just after 8:30 a.m. The other two injured people were treated at the station.
Metro spokesperson Cathy Asato says that they believe a bag or piece of clothing belonging to a customer caught a side panel of an escalator, detaching it and causing some people to lose their balance.
Several pictures and reports on Twitter indicate that a large object was laying across an escalator in the station.
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