- The Washington Times - Monday, June 9, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Metro officials say about 400 people have been rescued from a train that derailed this afternoon in northern Virginia.

Officials say the third car of a six-car train derailed about 2:45 p.m. between the Rosslyn and Court House stations on the orange line. The cause remains under investigation.

There were no injuries, but Metro General Manager John Catoe says a pregnant woman who described “a strange feeling in her stomach” was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Catoe says the derailment occurred when one wheel of the third car came off the track. Most of the 400 people on board chose to continue traveling to their destinations on a rescue train that linked up to the derailed train.

The accident has led to major delays on the orange line, where trains are sharing the track between Clarendon and Foggy Bottom.



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