Last week, a man in his fifties was injured when he leaned past the yellow line on the platform and was struck by a northbound Red Line train. According to Deputy Chief Joseph O’Connor, the man was transported to Tufts Medical Center after suffering head injuries and upper body lacerations. An MBTA spokesman said the injuries were minor.
Following the MBTA accident, the T diverted trains, running substitute shuttle bus service between Broadway and Park Street stations. Because Downtown Crossing was too congested for buses, T officials instructed passengers to walk to South Station.
The Red Line resumed service a little less than an hour after the subway accident. Authorities are still trying to determine what happened to cause the accident.
Red Line resumes service after train strikes person at South Station, Boston Globe, August 20, 2009
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