Dozens Injured when Two MBTA Trains Bump at Boylston St. Station
BOSTON (AP) — Boston authorities say about three dozen people have been taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment of mostly minor injuries after an MBTA Green Line trolley bumped into the rear of another in a downtown subway station.
Boston Emergency Medical Services said nine people with head and neck injuries were transported on stretchers. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Joseph O’Connor said at the scene a two-car train at the Boylston Street platform was rear-ended just before noon Thursday by an arriving two-car train. He said there was no derailment and no visible damage to the cars.
T spokesman Joe Pesaturo estimated up to 200 passengers were on board.
The station was closed during an investigation. It was reopened by midafternoon in time for the evening commute.