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35 Hurt in Boston Trolley Accident Involving Two Trains

A Boston train crash at Boylston Station this morning has left at least 35 people with injuries. Nine of the victims were immobilized because of possible neck or head injuries.

The Boston trolley collision happened when a Green Line train departing Park Street Station rear-ended a trolley that was at the Boylston Station platform. Both trains were two-car trains.

According to MBTA Transit Police, initial signs indicate that the moving train wasn’t going at a fast speed when impact was made. However, The Boston Globe quotes one witness who said that she didn’t think the operator of the train, which she was riding, had braked before the collision. Another witness said he saw one passenger, who was boarding the stopped trolley at the time, get knocked back onto the concrete platform where he landed face down.

In Massachusetts, please contact our Boston MBTA Accident law firm if you or someone you love was injured in a train, trolley, subway, or bus accident. Over the years, Altman & Altman LLP has successfully handled train injury cases and we have an extensive range of experience in such matters, including accidents on MBTA premises, including those involving platforms, stations, escalators, stairs, doors, entryways, egresses, stairwells, and exits.

Common causes of Massachusetts train crashes:
• Distracted operator • Drowsy operator • Speeding • Equipment failure • Derailment
Train collisions can lead to serious injuries for those on the train, who don’t have a seat belt securing them and those not on the train who must deal with the impact of colliding with such a large, heavy, generally fast moving vehicle.

Our Boston work injury lawyers also represent train and railroad employees that were hurt in a collision or in another work accident and wish to file a claim through the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA).

35 taken to hospital after two trolleys collide at Boylston MBTA station, Boston.com, November 29, 2012

Dozens Hurt In Green Line Collision At Boylston Street MBTA Station, Boston CBS Local, November 29, 2012

Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority

More Blog Posts:
Multiple MBTA Accidents Occur at Cambridge and Boston Stations, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, October 25, 2012

Boston Green Line Trolley Collision Caused by Human Error, Says MBTA, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, October 9, 2012

MBTA Worker Falls Down 30-Foot Concrete Shaft at Charles/ Massachusetts General Hospital Station in Boston, Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Blog, March 30, 2011