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Several people are being treated after a trolley crash at the MBTA’s Boylston Station.
Passengers on both trains described a shocking scene as two Green Line trolleys collided just before noon Thursday.
“Right now, it’s too early to give an indication of what the cause is,” said MBTA Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O’Connor
Transit police will lead the investigation, according to the Boston Fire Department’s official Twitter feed. The Boylston nation was closed for about 3 hours after the incident.
35 people, including 9 immobilized for possible head or neck injuries, were transported to the hospital for evaluation or treatment.
Boston EMS chief James Hooley said the injuries were “nothing serious, bumps on the head, sore wrists.” Hooley said.
He said there was no derailment and suggested it was not a high-speed collision. There was little to no damage to either trolley car.
Elijah Clark Ginsberg, a passenger of the train, said the first train was stopped and the doors were open to allow passengers access. When the collision took place, he saw a man get forced out of a door and onto the platform, landing on his face.
“No one seemed really injured except for that one guy, but everyone obviously looked really shocked and kind of terrified,” said Emerson student Clark Ginsberg.
T officials are urging customers looking for downtown service to use Haymarket, Downtown Crossing, Back Bay, and North Station to make downtown connections.