Last month, an eight-year-old girl who was visiting Boston from out-of-state was injured in an escalator accident at an MBTA subway station. She was wearing a pair of Crocs which got stuck in the escalator. The girl’s father and an MBTA employee pounded on the emergency kill switch, but the escalator wouldn’t stop.
Fortunately, the escalator freed the girl at the bottom, but part of her foot was crushed. The accident occurred at the Aquarium stop in downtown Boston. The girl’s parents question the safety of the MBTA, which officials says that parents should keep a close eye on children.
Last year, an 82-year-old woman died after being strangled in an MBTA escalator accident.