Boston, Massachusetts 2021-08-03 05:30:05 –
Boston (WHDH)-Federal agents arrived in Boston over the weekend to determine the cause of the accident at the Green Line on Friday.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, at 6 pm on Friday, a 30 mph trolley crashed into another 10 mph trolley on the B line near the Aganis Arena. 10 mph is the speed limit for that track’s range.
Twenty-seven were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.
Governor Charlie Baker says he is checking for injured people.
“Thankfully, everyone there seems to be okay,” he said.
A speed-violating trolley driver who has worked for MBTA for seven years has been forced to take leave, officials said.
People on the trolley at the time of the crash explained the moment of shock.
“Suddenly, it went forward really quickly,” recalled Brian Sirman. “People were thrown to the floor. I hit my head a little.”
According to investigators, three vehicles derailed as a result of the collision.
Other riders say the incident raised their concerns about riding the T.
“I usually feel safe on the B line, but I was a little worried given that the crash was over the speed limit,” said Catalina Soto, who travels on the B line on a regular basis.
Rider Emma Pain adds: Squeaks, streams, and you may fall into a stranger, but that’s usually the worst thing you can do. “
Safety systems have been installed on MBTA’s blue, orange, and red lines and commuter trains to help prevent train collisions, but no green lines.
The system will begin installation next year and will be online in 2024.
The NTSB goes through a trolley event recorder that records data such as speed, braking application, and horn use.
A more thorough preliminary report will be published in the coming weeks.
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