Scary Surveillance Footage of the Day: Washington Metro has released security footage from a major escalator malfunction which occurred on Oct. 30th — the day of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear — at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, when a downward escalator suddenly sped up, resulting several injured riders.
“Initially the reaction was oh good we’re moving faster,” escalator rider Peyton Robertson told Fox 5 News. “Then in about a split second I realized that’s not good. This escalator’s out of control and we were hurtling towards the bottom.”
Metro blamed the incident on “a failure of the braking system to stop when the over-speed safety switch activated.”
[myfoxdc / arbroath.]