MBTA service along the E branch of the Green Line was disrupted yesterday when a two-car train derailed at the Northeastern University stop on Huntington Avenue, said Joseph Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA. One of the 30 passengers on board was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital after bumping her head, but no one else was reported injured. MBTA officials ran Route 39 buses, which make the same stops as the train, after the 11 a.m. derailment. Pesaturo said officials are investigating the cause, and normal service is expected to resume today.
Woman suffers head wound in I-95 crash
A 31-year-old woman suffered life-threatening head injuries yesterday on Interstate 95 north when the sport utility vehicle she was driving rolled over south of Neponset Street. The woman, whom fire officials have not identified, suffered a serious head wound in the 7:30 a.m. accident, but was conscious when she was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital, firefighter Dara O'Malley said. Her condition was not available last night. Two passengers were taken to Norwood Hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, O'Malley said. The highway was closed in both directions for about 30 minutes, O'Malley said.
Toddler injured in fall from pickup
A toddler was seriously injured yesterday when she fell from a pickup parked in her family's driveway on Sunset Avenue. Brenna O'Malley, who is 19 months old, fell on her head and has a large bump, Chelmsford Fire Captain James Boermeester said. She was flown to Tufts-New England Medical Center just before 2 p.m. The girl was playing in the back of the truck with siblings when she fell over the side, Boermeester said. Her parents drove her to the Fire Department's central station, about a mile from their home, he said. Firefighters called paramedics, who immediately requested a med-flight. At one point, the girl woke up and started to cry -- "always a good sign," Boermeester said. The child remained in pediatric intensive care yesterday, a hospital employee said.
Man shot in parking lot critically hurt
A man was in critical condition at a Boston hospital yesterday after a shooting in the parking lot of a business complex on Derry Street, authorities said. Police said the victim, whom they would not identify, was shot at about 9 p.m. Saturday outside the complex, which houses a nightclub, restaurants, and repair shops. Several eyewitnesses fled the scene of the shooting, police said, and no arrests have been made.
Driver gets four years for fatal crashA Wakefield woman will spend at least four years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed a Laconia teenager last year. Natalie Guzman, 30, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and two lesser charges stemming from the April 2003 crash. The crash killed 18-year-old Michael Mousette and injured two others. Guzman was trapped in her vehicle as it burst into flames. She was burned and lost one leg. Guzman was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 at her sentencing hearing last week. The money will be used to create a scholarship fund in Mousette's name.
Biddeford man, 22, dies in ATV crash
York County's third all-terrain vehicle crash in recent months has claimed the life of a Biddeford man. Brian Allie, 22, was killed Friday night when he apparently missed a corner on Hession Hill Road and went off the pavement, investigators said yesterday. Allie had ridden off on the machine while with a group of friends at a camp in Parsonsfield, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the state Public Safety Department. When he failed to return, friends began a search but could not find him. Wardens, sheriff's deputies, and State Police conducted a search and found Allie beneath his overturned ATV. (AP)
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Fired teacher going back to work
The Lamoille Union High School teacher who was fired last year over accusations of misconduct on a school trip to Russia in 1996 is going back to work. Wayne Nadeau won reinstatement and repayment of wages for the 2003-04 school year after he appealed the school board's decision to fire him. Nadeau's firing in October followed an earlier disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct. Nadeau admitted he had consensual sex with a female teaching assistant. (AP)