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Washington, DC / Train Collision #937288

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The investigation into the collision of Metro trains in Washington, DC, examined; virtual view of the accident shown; details given about the safety problems with the older train cars. [OFFICIAL - talks about the braking system.] [Amalgamated Transit Union Local Jackie JETER†- wonders what happened to the safety system.] [PASSENGER - recounts what happened.] [Former NTSB investigator Barry SWEEDLER†- comments on safety issues.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) A 1st person account from nurse Jody Wickett†, who was a passenger on the train, presented; scenes shown of the wrecked trains & the injured people. [WICKETT - describes what happened.]

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Lisa

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