QUENTINSBURGH- A young man in Quentinsburgh passed this morning in a tragic accident after walking onto at-grade express subway tracks near the Family Monument metro station and getting hit by a line 2 metro train.
Jared Leederman and some of his friends were hanging out near the bridge over Henry Stream on Fredrick Street when they went to walk down to the stream. Jared’s other friends’ said they had crossed over the tracks before and never had any problems. However, this time Jared made the mistake of walking out right as the line 2X express train was leaving the tunnel, hitting Jared.
The 2 and 2X come out of the downtown tunnel in that area and travel across ground level on a short stretch of track before going up on the elevated structure that it runs on for the rest of the line. QUARTA announced plans to fence in the area around where the train leaves the tunnel. Currently it is surrounded by a short railing, warning signs, and vegetation.
The Line 2 did continue running, though line 2X express trains would be slowly redirected onto local tracks, causing delays. Delays are expected to continue through this evening, with all trains stopping at the Family Monument station.
PWN would like to remind everyone, when it comes to metro and railroad tracks, stay off and stay safe.