According to Massachusetts transit police, a Green Line trolley collided with a black Jeep Cherokee around midnight on Sunday. The Jeep Cherokee reportedly carried eight Boston College students, including four college athletes, all under the legal drinking age. Several of the students were injured and treated at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, but neither the driver of the trolley nor any of its passengers were hurt.
Police apparently searched the vehicle after the MBTA crash and found several open and unopened beer cans, as well as an unopened 1.75 liter bottle of vodka. They also found “flood smeared beer cans” at the site of the trolley accident.
The MBTA has announced that it will hold the students responsible for the SUV accident and wants them to pay repair costs. The eight students will also face citations for being minors in possession of alcohol.
Source: Four BC athletes to face alcohol charges after Green Line collision, The Boston Globe, April 26, 2010
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