The number of people killed in last night's deadly Red Line crash has risen to seven, Metro officials said this morning, shortly after five bodies were removed from the mangled wreckage.
The train that slammed into the back of another during the height of evening rush hour, injuring at least 76, was comprised of older-model rail cars that lacked data recorders and which federal safety officials had said years ago should be improved or phased out.
This tragedy could've been prevented had Metro taken heed to what Federal Safety Officials advised years earlier...why would Metro be allowed to have those trains running if they were not up to safety standards? How is that Metro increases the fare annually and can't afford to modernize their equipment? Why are there families now mourning their losses of loved ones?
Only God knows.