DC Metro Death and No one cares?

30 May

On May 16th, Rickey Jay Van Houter boarded the metro in DC at 9:45AM.  At 2:55 PM, he was found dead, slumped over in the seat, by a train operator hours after the metro had been out of service. The real question is why it took so long for anyone to discover he was dead.  How long can a dead man sit still on a seat?  And why didn’t anyone say anything?

Hopefully, there is a takeaway message for everyone; if something doesn’t look right with someone, please do something.  Had someone called for help right around when this man started having problems, maybe he could have been saved.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/19/AR2010051905535.html?hpid=sec-metro

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