Seven Injured in Boston Trolley Crash

One inbound train was at the Boylston Street platform when another train crashed into the back of it.


It was a scary rush-hour scene for riders on two Green Line trains this morning when one trolley rear-ended another, sending seven people to the hospital and suspending service.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said one inbound train was at the Boylston Street platform this morning just after 8 when another train crashed into the back of it. He said one of the cars derailed.

The crash caused minor damage to the cars, he said.

Riders are being bused between Park Street and Kenmore Square stations in both directions until subway service on that line resumes, he said.

Two of the seven injured were trolley operators. All seven people reported head and neck pain, he said.

Pesaturo said it's "very rare" for two trains to collide. It's unclear what caused the collision.

Republished with permission of The Boston Herald.