In Brighton, Massachusetts, a Boston College student was hit by a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train on Monday morning. The trolley accident occurred near Lake Street and Commonwealth Avenue, where the unidentified 21-year old walked in front of an inbound train.
A spokesperson for the MBTA said that the trolley operator attempted to get the pedestrian’s attention by blowing the horn. However, the student was wearing headphones, so these attempts failed to get his attention.
Both the trolley operator and the trolley accident victim were taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The operator underwent routine drug and alcohol tests, while the victim received treatment for head and leg injuries, as well as facial lacerations.
The MBTA bused riders between Washington Street and Boston College stations as they investigated the MBTA accident.