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US Man in wheelchair fatally falls from top of escalator at Metro station

12:50  11 october  2018
12:50  11 october  2018 Source:   msn.com

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In this Nov. 16, 2015, photo, passengers ride a Washington Metro subway train at the Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Authorities say a Washington, D.C.-area transit police officer has been charged in an FBI sting with attempting to support the Islamic State group.© Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP In this Nov. 16, 2015, photo, passengers ride a Washington Metro subway train at the Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Authorities say a Washington, D.C.-area transit police officer has been charged in an FBI sting with attempting to support the Islamic State group. A man in a motorized wheelchair fatally fell from an escalator he was attempting to use at a Washington D.C. metro station on Wednesday.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Station after the man attempted to exit the station via escalator instead of by elevator, officials say.

“The man waited 10-15 seconds for the elevator which was in service at the time and then diverted to the escalator," Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesman Ron Holzer told USA TODAY in an emailed statement.

"Upon reaching the top of the escalator, the man and wheelchair fell backward, landing at the bottom.”

Bystanders and the station's manager attempted to help the man until medics arrived, Holzer said. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

An escalator at the station remained closed on Wednesday evening due to a "Customer Incident," according to the Transit Authority's website.

The man's identify has not been released at this time.

Contributing: WUSA-TV, Washington.

Man in wheelchair fatally falls from top of escalator at Metro station .
Владельцы карты «Мир» смогут платить с помощью специальных браслетов и брелоков

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