Earlier this year, a trolley crash on the Green Line injured several Boston College students riding in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. At the time, the MBTA said it would hold the students responsible for the accident.
However, investigators determined that the trolley driver was speeding and that the Cherokee was trying to make a legal U-turn when it was hit by the trolley. According to the MBTA General Manager, the trolley was approaching 35 mph in a 10 mph zone. The trolley was suspended for 10 days.
No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the MBTA accident, but the students riding in the Cherokee were cited for being in a vehicle with open containers of alcohol.
Source: MBTA says driver in Green Line trolley crash going too fast, Boston Herald, June 25, 2010
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