Commuter Train Collision In Boston: 15 People Injured
A train collision at Bostons' South Station during the rush hour morning commute had injured over a dozen people. The collision happened when the train struck a rubber bumper barrier. The fact that no one died is attributed to the very slow speed of the train heading into the station. The driver is being tested for the presence of drugs and alcohol in his system. Meanwhile, train operations have resumed as normal.
Between 15 to 20 people were being treated Tuesday morning for minor injuries, according to fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald.
The train was coming in from Worcester, Massachusetts. It consisted of six cars. It is not known how many people were on board.
The engineer told investigators he was mistaken about the train's length, and that caused him to misjudge the distance to the end of the platform.