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Woman Using Wheelchair Struck by Red Line Train at Friendship Heights

A woman was struck by a Red Line train at Friendship Heights station Sunday and was trapped underneath a car.

The woman was rescued from the tracks about 12:45 p.m. Sunday and remains in critical condition.

The woman was using a motorized wheelchair before being struck, sources tell News4. One witness said they saw a wheelchair under the train.

Metro says surveillance video shows the chair driving off the platform and no foul play is suspected. D.C. Fire and EMS rescued the woman.

Police have not released details on the woman's condition or identity. 

Rescuers shut down power to the third rail on the tracks.

Red line trains were single-tracking between Van Ness and Friendship Heights, but normal service has resumed.

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