2 trains on Boston 'T' collide at rush hour; several injured, operator trapped
Dateline: Boston, 28 May 2008
Date: 05/29/2008 02:15 AM
1. Wide aerial of train crash scene
2. Top shot of rescue workers going through the wreckage
3. Pan of rescue workers standing around the mangled wreckage of the train
4. Various of fire fighters and rescue workers clearing out the scene
Two commuter trains collided on Wednesday evening outside the city of Boston in the United States, injuring several passengers and trapping a seriously injured train operator, authorities said.
According to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MTBA) spokesman, Joe Pesaturo, there were multiple injuries as the trains were packed with commuters.
The collision happened when a two carriage train slammed into the back of another similar train while approaching Woodland Station, Pesaturo said.
Rescue workers were trying to free the woman train operator, whose train slammed into the back of another.
One passenger was flown to a Boston hospital.
The number and nature of the injuries was not immediately clear, said Kathleen Doyle of the Newton Fire Department.
Passengers described a confused scene immediately after the crash, with some passengers screaming and small fires breaking out on the side of the train.
There was no immediate word on the root cause of the crash, which occurred on a branch of the Green Line, part of the MBTA system serving greater Boston.
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