Trolley operator killed, others injured

May 28, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The operator of a Boston trolley car was killed Wednesday and other people were hurt when two trolley cars collided, her father said.

Terry Jones told The Boston Globe Terrese Edmonds, 24, of South Boston died when she was trapped after one two-car trolley rear-ended the second one as both were westbound. Edmonds had been a trolley operator since last August, her father said.

Six other people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and one was flown to Boston Medical Center. Five others were treated and released at the scene, the Globe reported.

Transit authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the 6 p.m. accident, which left both trolleys derailed, occurred on the D branch of the Green Line in Newton. The lead trolley had just left a scheduled stop light when it was hit from behind by the second trolley, he said.

"Basically, what happened is we were at a stop, and we just got plowed into by second train," passenger Frank Lam, 41, of Natick told the Globe.

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