23 taken to hospital after 2 trains collide in Boston; no life-threatening injuries, officials say

23 taken to hospital after 2 trains collide in Boston; no life-threatening injuries, officials say
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First responders were responding to a crash involving two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line trolleys along Commonwealth Avenue near Agganis Arena.There were 23 people who had non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston EMS after the crash involving two MBTA vehicles in the 900 block of Commonwealth Avenue between Babcock Street and Harry Agganis Way.Video from the scene showed Green Line trolley 3705B with severe damage to one end of the unit, with part of the trolley bent in, and shattered glass on the front windshield.Witnesses say the two MBTA Green Line B Branch trolley vehicles were heading outbound when the collision happened.”The train was stopped at the light when it suddenly jerked forward,” MBTA passenger Brian Sirman, who was on one of the trains, said. “It felt like the worst amusement park ride that you could imagine, just jerking you forward.””I didn’t fall out of my seat other than bumping my head on the metal bar behind me,” Sirman said. “Everyone else who was in the side seats or standing ended up on the floor.” Initially, Sirman thought the crash was due to mechanical failure. “I was just making pizzas, I heard a bang and everything started to shake,” one witness at Blaze Pizza, across from the crash said. The MBTA said in the collision involved two Green Line trains near Babcock Street.Green Line B Branch trains were suspended between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore due to the crash, the MBTA said.”Eastbound trains will terminate at Packard’s Corner. Please use Route 57 for service between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore,” the MBTA said.Boston EMS said a total of 23 patients were transported to area hospitals. “There were no life-threatening injuries reported at this time,” Boston EMS reported.

First responders were responding to a crash involving two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line trolleys along Commonwealth Avenue near Agganis Arena.

There were 23 people who had non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston EMS after the crash involving two MBTA vehicles in the 900 block of Commonwealth Avenue between Babcock Street and Harry Agganis Way.

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Video from the scene showed Green Line trolley 3705B with severe damage to one end of the unit, with part of the trolley bent in, and shattered glass on the front windshield.

damage to mbta green line trolley

Witnesses say the two MBTA Green Line B Branch trolley vehicles were heading outbound when the collision happened.

“The train was stopped at the light when it suddenly jerked forward,” MBTA passenger Brian Sirman, who was on one of the trains, said. “It felt like the worst amusement park ride that you could imagine, just jerking you forward.”

“I didn’t fall out of my seat other than bumping my head on the metal bar behind me,” Sirman said. “Everyone else who was in the side seats or standing ended up on the floor.”

Initially, Sirman thought the crash was due to mechanical failure.

“I was just making pizzas, I heard a bang and everything started to shake,” one witness at Blaze Pizza, across from the crash said.

The MBTA said in the collision involved two Green Line trains near Babcock Street.

Green Line B Branch trains were suspended between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore due to the crash, the MBTA said.

“Eastbound trains will terminate at Packard’s Corner. Please use Route 57 for service between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore,” the MBTA said.

Boston EMS said a total of 23 patients were transported to area hospitals.

“There were no life-threatening injuries reported at this time,” Boston EMS reported.

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