When there's a medical emergency on the Red Line
This raw footage from a minor medical emergency on Thursday night shows a eastbound Red Line train stopped at the Hollywood/Western station. Supposedly an elderly woman fell and was feeling horrible.
When we arrived at the station, everything seemed normal -- passengers exited and new ones came aboard. Then, the train's engines shut down. A few minutes later, the conductor on the PA system said there was a medical emergency and we would be stopped for a unknown amount of time. Immediately, some passengers rushed out of the train and up to street level, presumably to catch a bus. Others decided to poke around on the station platform to see what was happening.
At one point in this video, you can see the conductor taking witness cards, which is standard procedure when something happens on an employee's watch. The curious thing here is why does he get to take them with him? Shouldn't witness cards be protected away from the employee who could possibly be at fault here? What's to say they won't tamper or "lose" ones that reflect negatively on them? Though, in this specific case, the conductor did nothing but operate the train as usual, so he should be clear. But a policy change on witness cards should most definitely be revisited.
Previously on LAist regarding Metro witness cards
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