Family of man found dead in Metro station says he wasn’t found for 4 days

10 Jun 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Family of Man Found Dead In Metro Station Suing WMATA, Says Body Was There For 4 Days.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of an attorney who died after a fall at a downtown Washington subway station say his body remained on the platform for four days. WASHINGTON — The family of a man who was found dead inside the Judiciary Square Metro station in October 2013 is suing WMATA, claiming that no one came to his aid after he fell 8 feet off a platform and incurred deadly injuries. Whiteru was on the Metro on Oct. 19, riding up an escalator at Judiciary Square when he “lost his balance and fell from the escalator a short distance” onto the station’s platform, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in D.C. At the time of the investigation, the Metropolitan Police Department said Whiteru, who was an attorney from Southeast, had somehow fallen off a wall between the platform and the side of the station and landed underneath the platform. As Whiteru was “attempting to collect himself,” he fell backward and fell about eight feet, “resulting in incapacitating injuries,” the lawsuit states.

On October 23, 2013, WMATA employees “finally and belatedly” discovered the man, but unfortunately, after four days, he had “succumbed to his injuries and died a tragic, painful and untimely death,” the lawsuit reads.

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