Watch Why Alcohol and Train Stations Don't Mix

In a disturbing video, four people are seen falling onto tracks and off of escalators.

Still taken of someone falling off a Metro escalator.
Still taken of someone falling off a Metro escalator.

By Danna Walker

The commuter train stations for the nation's capital and its suburbs attracts all kinds of riders every day. That includes drunk riders.

The surveillance video that accompanies this story shows falls from people who appear to have had more than one too many before hitting the Metro train stations in greater Washington — including one fall at the Clarendon Metro in late November.

NBC4, which first obtained the video, reports that all of those who fell survived. Still, you should know that while the accidents shown are not graphic, they are a bit disturbing.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel told the station passengers should be aware of the danger of using the system while intoxicated. “If they do find themselves in a position where they have trouble walking or standing, they might want to take a cab instead,” he said.

Incidents were seen on the Orange and Green lines, according to the report. 


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