BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man has checked himself out of the hospital after being struck by a train at the Bethesda Metro station early Tuesday evening.
Officials say the victim, who is in his 40s, fell from the platform onto the inbound tracks just as the train was pulling into the station. A medical emergency is being described as the cause of the fall, officials say. The man does have a history of seizures and was accompanied by a companion at the time of the incident.
When the incident happened, several people on the metro platform saw the man fall and tried to alert the train operator to stop the train by waving and yelling. The train was not able to stop and did hit the man, officials said.
The man was pushed along by the front of the train for about ten feet and ended up between the track and the wall. He suffered serious but not life threatening injuries, officials said. Police also say the man was not at the edge of the platform when he fell.
While the operation was going on, Metro single-tracked trains through the station. The trains did not stop. Metro has resumed normal operations at the station.