Riders were visibly thrown when the two trolleys collided just before noon on Thursday.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The MBTA has released surveillance video of Thursday's trolley collision at Boylston station. Dozens of riders were injured when two Green Line trolleys bumped inside the station. The video clearly shows one trolley stopped with passengers boarded when it's suddenly bumped from behind. The first trolley lurched forward and passengers were knocked off their feet. One man fell backwards out of the trolley, stood up, then doubled over and laid down before crawling back into the car to pick up personal items. The MBTA has ruled out mechanical errors and is now focusing on whether driver error was the cause of the crash, according to Boston.com.
Two green line trolleys collided at Boylston Station late Thursday morning.
The T has confirmed an accident has forced the station to close. No official word on injuries.
The Boylston Green Line station is closed after an accident there late this morning, according to the MBTA web site. "Customers desiring downtown service should utilize Haymarket, Downtown Crossing, Back Bay, and North Station to make downtown connections," wrote the T in its service alert. Boston EMS report their staff has evaluated at least 20 people in the aftermath of the accident. Boylston Street westbound is closed to traffic, according to the city's official Twitter account. Stay up to date with breaking news. Subscribe to Back Bay Patch's news alerts.