Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police are investigating a trolley accident that killed a 22-year-old Boston University graduate early Sunday morning. The Brighton man was found in the gauge of the eastbound tracks on the D Line between the Longwood and Fenway stops and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A spokesperson for the MBTA said it was unclear why he was inside a fenced off area. Brookline Police and fire departments and the EMS responded to the emergency call.
Unfortunately, this is not the MBTA accident in recent years. In July, an eight-year-old girl was injured after her foot was stuck in an escalator at the MBTA’s Aquarium stop. That same month, a commuter rail train in Wilmington hit and killed a Billerica man. And in April of this year, a Green Line trolley killed a 23-year-old bicyclist.
It is standard MBTA procedure to administer a drug test to the driver following an accident. The driver may also be subject to disciplinary action if he or she was found to be texting behind the wheel.
Source: BU graduate hit and killed by Green Line train early this morning, Boston Globe, October 24, 2010
Contact a Boston MBTA accident lawyer if you or a relative has been injured by a bus, trolley, or other MBTA vehicle.