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Survivor of Green Line crash sues MBTA

Posted by David Dahl, Regional Editor June 25, 2008 02:33 PM

A woman who was injured when she was trapped in the wreckage of a Green Line trolley crash last month in Newton has filed a lawsuit against the MBTA, her attorneys said today.

Min Perry, 37, of Wellesley, "has undergone surgery, extensive hospitalization, and now faces a long period of rehabilitation," Perry's lawyer, Ronald E. Gluck of Boston, said in a statement. "She will live with the consequences of this crash, physically and emotionally, for years to come."

The statement said that Perry had "suffered fractures of her leg and multiple other injuries."

An MBTA spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Perry was sitting behind the operator of the trolley that rear-ended another trolley on the D branch of the line during rush hour on May 28. Ter'rese Edmonds, the operator, was killed in the crash.

The story of how Perry was comforted by a young good Samaritan while waiting for rescuers to arrive -- and later thanked him from her hospital bed -- was featured by local news outlets.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

-- Jillian Jorgensen and Martin Finucane

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