2 track inspectors nearly hit by speeding Metro train

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say two safety inspectors had to leap out of the way of a Metro train when it exceeded temporary speed restrictions in an area where they were working.

The Federal Transit Administration said the incident happened Thursday morning near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The FTA says the train failed to stop or slow down and two FTA inspectors assessing track conditions jumped out of the way.

Metro spokesman Richard L. Jordan says there were two Metro train operators aboard the train and that they have both been removed pending the results of an investigation. Metro and the FTA are investigating.

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