Our train accident litigation lawyers have put together a Metro Victim FAQ Page titled "What Every Passenger Needs To Know" so that victims can better understand their legal rights, how litigation is expected to move forward in court and a victim's right to money settlement. Our law firm can help you make informed decisions about representation, litigation and settlement. Our litigation accident lawyers continue to monitor and investigate this horrific Metro crash. Bookmark this page for real time updates and read more about he cause of the Washington DC Metro crash below.
Here is an article suggesting a failure of the computer control systems related to Metro Train 112 crash. A senior Metro official knowledgeable about train operations said an internal report confirmed that the computer system appeared to have faltered. But Debbie Hersman of the National Transportation Safety Board said investigators are looking closely at a 740-foot-long circuit near the crash site that malfunctioned during testing. "These circuits are vital," she said. "It's a signal system. It's providing information, authorization and speed commands to the following train." The circuit failed to detect the train that was idling on the tracks north of the station and was rear-ended by a Train 112 on Monday. Our train accident attorneys are investigating the specific brake and speed control system in operation on this train.
Jeanice McMillan was the novice operator of the train 112. McMillan activated the emergency brakes 300 to 400 feet before the pileup, which occurred on a curved section of track between the Takoma and Fort Totten stations
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has confirmed that the Metro train car that slammed into another was 2 full months overdue for scheduled brake maintenance. The other piece of information our attorneys are focusing on is that federal officials had recommended that subject train engine should have been replaced because of concerns about its age. Our investigation attorneys have also confirmed that the subject Metro train did not have data recorders similar to the 'black box' in cars which provides information about speed direction and safety systems right before the crash.