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 before it was discovered.
That allegation was part of a $25 million lawsuit that relatives of Okiemute Writeru filed against the Metro transit agency on Monday.READ MORE: Two Teenagers Shot, One Killed, At Inner Harbor During Memorial Day Weekend, Police Say
Writeru died in October 2013 at the Judiciary Square station. The lawsuit says he fell off an escalator onto the platform and then fell again, a distance of 8 feet, and was incapacitated. Metro said at the time that he fell off a wall between the platform and the side of the station.READ MORE: Jarrettsville Young Marines Honor Fallen Heroes, Prepare For Memorial Day
The lawsuit says Metro employees saw the fall, which was also captured on surveillance cameras, but that his body wasn’t found until four days later.MORE NEWS: Baltimore City And Surrounding Communities Experiencing High Community Transmission Of COVID-19
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