Min Perry, a woman who sustained serious injuries in the last month’s Green Line train crash in Newton is suing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for personal injury.
Perry sustained leg fractures and other injuries after she was pinned underneath scrap metal when the Green line trolley she was riding in collided with another train on May 28. Special equipment had to be used to extricate the 37-year-old accident victim, who was sitting behind the train operator, from the wreckage.
Several other people sustained serious injuries, and the train operator, 24-year-old Boston resident Terese Edmonds, died in the crash.
Investigators continue to probe into what caused the crash. Contrary to early speculation, numerous tests proved that Edmonds was not talking on the phone when the crash happened.
Common kinds of train accidents:
• Single train crash • Multi-train collision • Train crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, or buses • Train accidents involving pedestrians • Trains caused by human error, whether the train operator, a train conductor, another motorist, or the train station.
Woman trapped in deadly crash sues MBTA, BostonHerald.com, June 26, 2008
Woman Injured In Green Line Crash Sues MBTA, WBZTV.com, June 25, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Conductor Killed In Newton Train Collision, WBZTV.com, May 29, 2008