Boston Train crash : MBTA train struck barrier
Authorities in Boston, MA will be checking a train conductor for drug and alcohol use, a standard investigative procedure, with regard to a morning accident there. There are reports that some 18 passengers have been injured in this morning's commuter train mishap:
BOSTON — DEVELOPING: Several people were injured Tuesday in a slow-speed commuter train collision at Boston's South Station.
The accident happened about 9:15 a.m. when a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train struck a barrier as it was coming into the station.
The train was entering at a "very slow rate of speed" when it hit the rubber bumper, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. He said some people were waiting to exit the rail car and fell after the collision.
Between 15 to 20 people were being treated Tuesday morning for minor injuries, according to firedepartment spokesman Steve MacDonald.
Earlier this year, in May 2009, the MBTA Chief was outraged when a Boston Trolly conducter was texting his girlfriend, and caused a collision.