Driver Crashes onto Metrorail Red Line Tracks in Rockville

by Cordell Pugh

Driver Crashes onto Metrorail Red Line Tracks in Rockville

Featured Photo Courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department

Around 10:20AM Thursday, a driver was trying to turn their Volkswagen into a parking spot in the 1100 block of Rockville Pike when they hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Their SUV partially went through a chain link fence and hung, with part of the vehicle blocking the Red Line track from Rockville to Twinbrook.

The driver was assisted by bystanders as well as a Metrorail train operator operating a Red Line train (WMATA Train 104) in the other direction, from Twinbrook to Rockville.

No injuries were reported, however Red Line rail service was impacted.

Rockville City Police and Clarksburg-based Morton’s Towing & Recovery were coordinating with WMATA Metrorail Supervisors for vehicle removal.

As of 11:30 Thursday morning, Red Line Metrorail service was only operational between Glenmont and Grosvenor. Metrorail shuttle buses and Ride On buses were serving as alternate transportation in the MD-355 corridor between Grosvenor and Shady Grove.

Photo Courtesy of Jordan Stubbs


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