Green Line Accident Causes Minor Injuries, Car Totaled
The MBTA reported a minor accident between a car and the Green Line on Monday night near the Comm. Ave and Pleasant Street intersection.
A minor accident between a car and the Green Line occurred on Monday night near the Comm. Ave and Pleasant Street intersection.
MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said around 8 p.m., a Green Line trolly struck an Audi that had become stuck on the T tracks. Pesaturo said the accident was minor, with one person reporting back injuries.
According to transit police, the vehicle's operator said he was driving westbound on Commonwealth Avenue when he attempted to turn left onto Pleasant Street. The driver, a man from Cambridge, told police that as he crossed over the trolley tracks, his vehicle was struck by a Green Line train heading outbound.
The driver said he was not injured and declined medical treatment. He was issued a ticket for failing to yield to the train, which has the right of way in the interserction, according to transit police.
However, the operator of the train reported he was "shaken up" by the incident and was taken to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Two passengers complained of minor injuries - dizziness and a headache. One was cleared by Boston EMS and the other was transproted to St. Elizabeth's.
The Green Line trolley was not damaged in the crash, but the vehicle sustained damage to the driver side and was towed from the scene.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
You can see some photos here.