A woman died after she was hit by a train at the Downtown Crossing Station last night. The Red Line was bound for Braintree. The victim was reportedly hit as the train approached the station. The fatal Boston train accident caused serious delays on both the Orange and Red lines.
According to one witness, the woman had been standing with a companion on the platform but leaning over the cautionary yellow line. Media reports are speculating that she may have fell onto the track or purposely jumped in front of the train.
Last night’s Boston train accident comes a little over a week after another person, a man, was struck by and then trapped under an Orange Line train at Haymarket Station. He died from his injuries. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said that victim was trespassing in the right of away when the incident happened.
Please contact our Boston train accident lawyers if you or someone you love was injured in an incident involving a train or another type of accident at a station. Aside from injuries caused in train crashes, injuries and deaths can also happen on MBTA property, whether involving train or some hazard that should have been remedied or never existed. Unsafe conditions or failure to establish the safety precautions and warnings to protect patrons can be grounds for a Massachusetts premises liability case.
We also represent clients who were injured at a train crossing or were the victim of a violent crime while at a train station, subway station, or bus stop. Your first consultation with one of our MBTA injury lawyers is free. Altman & Altman, LLP also represents Massachusetts train crash victims and their families with claims against other train companies and any other parties that should be held liable.
Woman Struck, Killed by Red Line Train at Downtown Crossing, Boston.com, November 6, 2014
Man hit by Orange Line train at Haymarket Station dies, WCVB, October 9, 2014
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
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