A Blue Line train accident on Friday morning claimed the life of a Winthrop man who reportedly jumped in front of the train. Media outlets have reported his age as 44 or 54, and the circumstances surrounding this apparent suicide are unknown.
The man was hit and killed by a train entering Revere Beach station around 10:30am, according to a statement issued by the MBTA.
The MBTA was forced to Blue Line interrupt service for about two hours following the MBTA accident, and commuters were bused between Orient Heights and Wonderland in both directions while MBTA Transit Police and the district attorney’s office investigated the train accident. By about 12:30pm, the Blue Line was running as scheduled.
Revere Blue Line service interrupted by apparent suicide, ItemLive.com, May 8, 2009
Man killed in Blue Line train accident, Boston Globe, May 8, 2009
Contact an MBTA accident lawyer if you have lost a family member as the result of a train crash.