An unidentified 18-year-old was injured and 21-year-old Richard Allen was killed on an MBTA bus on November 2, 2010, the Boston Globe reported. Both were stabbed as the bus traveled down Humboldt Avenue near William Monroe Trotter elementary school. A police spokesperson told the Globe that both Allen and the 18-year-old were reputed gang members and that this was not a random attack. Allen was arrested in June for a Dorchester armed robbery and had a pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday.
This was the third time a person has been killed on an MBTA bus in three years. Later that same afternoon, police had to investigate two Red Line stabbings in which a 17-year-old suffered chest wounds and an 18-year-old suffered hand wounds. Many MBTA riders and Humboldt-area residents interviewed by the Globe called for more security officers and cameras on buses. No security camera was on Allen’s bus at the time of the fatal attack.
Lack of security cameras and failed security systems can give rise to inadequate security personal injury claims. Typically these types of claims involve serious injuries or death from criminal attacks like robberies, assaults, sexual assaults, stabbings or shootings that happened because the owner or operator of a public place negligently failed to keep his premises safe.
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