Tragedy Strikes: Teenage Girl Meets Her Unfortunate Fate Subway "Surfing" On Maryland Metro

By Jennifer Wentworth | Sunday, 03 March 2024 10:15 PM
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A tragic incident unfolded at a Maryland Metro station on Friday, resulting in the death of a teenage girl who was reportedly train surfing, as confirmed by the police.

The Metropolitan Transit Police swiftly responded to the distressing report of a deceased individual on a Silver Spring train at approximately 10:30 am on Friday, as detailed by WTTG.

Authorities indicated that the circumstances pointed towards a train surfing episode, with further details about the victim pending release. WTTG noted that the investigation into this harrowing event is currently ongoing.

Initially misidentified as male, the victim has since been correctly identified as a teenage girl, according to WTTG's latest updates.

During the aftermath of the incident, train operations between the Silver Spring and Forest Glen stations were temporarily adjusted to a single track, as reported by the outlet.

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Expressing profound sorrow, Metro conveyed, "We are deeply saddened to learn that a teenage girl lost her life this morning while riding outside of a train car en route to Silver Spring station. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family," on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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Emphasizing the grave risks associated with such actions, Metro reiterated the dangers of riding outside a train car, highlighting its illegality and the potential for grave harm. The statement underscored the presence of warning signs on bulkhead doors between railcars, prohibiting customers from walking between them unless under emergency circumstances.

Metro also encouraged the public to promptly report any observed instances of illegal or suspicious behavior to Metro police, underscoring the importance of safety and adherence to regulations.

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