Just what about the professional big media outlets makes them useful any more? I am the last person on earth who should probably point out editing mistakes, but then I don't have an editor. These guys are supposed to, so four errors in four paragraphs is striking. Well done AP.
The rush-hour crashed (crash) sent more than 70 people to area hospitals and killed at least seven people. The three-decades-old Metro system shuttled (shuttles) tourists and local commuters from Washington to Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
There was conflicting information about the number of fatalities.
Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Tuesday that seven had died in the crash along a part of Metro system track that carries passengers from the District of Columbia into suburban Maryland. The District of Columbia Fire Department Web site announced early Tuesday morning that three bodies had been found in addition to the six fatalities reported earlier.
Fenty said two victims were hospitalized in critical condition.
Hersman said investigators expect to recover recorders from the train (that) was struck, providing valuable information that might help determine why the crash occurred. However, the train (that) triggered the collision was part of an old “thousand-series” fleet that was not equipped with the devices, she said at a news conference.
Horrible writing and editing about a horrifying crash. I rode two other Metro lines yesterday.