Family of Woman Who Died in Metro Smoke Incident Plans Lawsuit

A lawyer representing the family of a woman killed earlier this month in a smoke incident on Metro says he'll file a lawsuit later this week.

Patrick Regan said Tuesday that he expected to file a lawsuit in federal court in Washington by the end of the week.

Regan represents the family of Carol Glover, who died as a result of the Jan. 12 incident on Metro's Yellow Line. Glover was a passenger on a train that was stuck in a subway tunnel after an electrical malfunction sent thick, black smoke into the train, as well as the nearby L'Enfant Plaza station.

Glover died of acute respiratory failure due to smoke exposure. Nearly 70 other people were taken to hospitals.

Regan says the accident was "completely foreseeable."

Glover, an Alexandria resident, was a mother of two and grandmother of three. She had worked at DKW Communications Inc. for the past 18 months, and had won the company's employee of the year award the previous month.

Glover was a graduate of Eastern High School in D.C. and of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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