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‘Boom!’: Green Line passenger recalls startling trolley collision – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-07-30 21:35:30 –

Boston (WHDH)-Friday evening, after two Green Line trolleys collided, surprised victims, witnesses of concern, and first responders all landed on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton.

Passenger Flabio Corea returned to the scene hours after the fact to confirm the damage. He said it all happened so fast.

On his way home from work around 6 pm, he and his wife said they were among the few who were surprised by the power of the unexpected clash, but were able to remain upright. Correa said the woman next to him fell and struck her chin.

At that time, he said the sparks had begun to fly overhead, and he knew he had to help get everyone out of the car.

“I opened the door.’The men get off the train, get off the train,'” he told 7NEWS. “The collision was very strong — very strong. It was very, very fast, in seconds. It happened. A boom and many surprises. “

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The collision severely damaged B L Ine’s car and derailed it.

At least 23 people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

He said he didn’t know how to get to work on Saturday in the current situation.

This is not the first time a serious crash has been reported on the Green Line.

In May 2008, an MBTA operator was killed when the trolley she was driving hit behind another trolley in Newton. In that case, both trains were derailed and several were injured.

Investigators said the operator hit another train and passed through the red light at high speed.

Just a year later, another clash occurred between Park Street Station and Government Center Station. Approximately 50 people were injured, and investigators determined that one of the operators was sending a text message at the time of the crash.

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