The Boston subway operator who was allegedly texting his girlfriend when he missed a red light and hit another subway car appeared in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston earlier today. He pleaded not guilty to one charge of gross negligence while in control of a train.
Twenty-four-year old Aiden Quinn was free set free without bail, but he is due back in court next Monday.
Quinn was fired from his with the MBTA the week after the subway accident and faces up to three years in prison for the May 8 accident, which injured dozens of people and caused $9 million in property damage. He also suffered a broken wrist in the MBTA accident.
T driver pleads not guilty, Boston Herald, July 20, 2009
Texting Boston Trolley Driver to Appear in Court, Associated Press, July 20, 2009
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