At least three people were injured as the result of an MBTA train accident that occurred yesterday afternoon. According to the Fenway-Kenmore Patch, the collision happened around 4:00 p.m. on the “E” Green Line, located along Huntington Avenue, near the Brigham Circle stop.
Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA, stated that an inbound train approaching the station suddenly switched onto the wrong track and collided head-on with a train leaving the station. The impact forced the inbound train to derail and land on the empty outbound tracks. Two passengers and a driver who were involved in the MBTA accident were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Pesaturo added human error was to blame, as the switch on the track was set to the improper position. The worker responsible for failing to move the switch is likely to face disciplinary action at the conclusion of an investigation into the incident.
The Federal Railroad Administration says that each year, roughly 1,000 people are killed and thousands of others are injured as the result of train and railroad accidents.
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