MRT train slams against Taft station barrier, 19 injured
This is a glaring neon sign that it needs a major upgrade and overhaul!
Screencap of photo from GMA News by Roy Lozano
Inquirer.net reported on August 13 (Wednesday) that a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train was derailed from the tracks due to a technical problem. The train then slammed into Taft Avenue Station’s steel barricade, injuring passengers and pedestrians near the area.
MRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said that a defective train stalled between Magallanes and Taft Station, which was then pushed by another train. The coupling between the two trains unbuckled, causing the defective train to break away and slam against the stopper. Passengers reported that they already felt the train’s malfunction in Magallanes station. Cabrera said that they will conduct a more thorough investigation to find out the exact cause of the "glitch."
A separate article by GMA News stated that nine wounded passengers were rushed to San Juan de Dios Hospital. They added that a motorcycle and an SUV were among those allegedly hit by the coach.
As of writing, 19 passengers were reported to be injured.