Dozens injured in a collision involving two Green Line trains in Boston


At least 23 people were being treated for injuries after a collision involving two Green Line trains in Boston, Friday evening. No one was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Boston Fire Department tweeted. The collision happened shortly after 6 p.m. on the B Branch near Boston University’s Agganis Arena. They were traveling westbound when the trailing train struck the one in front of it. The trains became de-railed after the crash. As an immediate effect, “People were thrown on the floor. „This should not happen and we will find out why it happened and we will ensure that it won’t happen again,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said.


State and federal investigators have been informed of the incident. The cause of the collision was under investigation. The speed limit on the section of the Green Line that runs through Boston University’s campus is just 10 miles an hour. A total of about 70 people were on the two trains, including the operators. Multiple agencies were on the scene after accident. One passenger who spoke to local stattion compared the forward-jerking motion caused by the rail wreck to “the worst amusement park ride that you could imagine.” The tracks may need some major repairs. Shuttle buses replaced trains on the B Branch of the Green Line between Washington Street and Kenmore Station after the two trains crashed.