Tragedy on the T

A Green Line trolley crowded with rush-hour passengers slammed into the back of a second trolley in Newton on the evening of May 28, causing the two trains to derail. The MBTA operator driving the second train was killed.
Fatal crash on Green Line (Globe Staff / Dina Rudick)
T operator killed in Green Line crash

T operator killed in Green Line crash

Dozens of emergency responders (above) descended on the scene of the crash, which occurred by Dorset Road between the Waban and Woodland stops of the Green Line's D branch. MBTA operator Terrese Edmonds, 24, (left) was killed. (By Noah Bierman and Ralph Ranalli, Globe Staff)

Latest news

Survivor of Green Line crash sues MBTA

Min Perry, 37, of Wellesley, who was injured during the Green Line T crash last month is suing the MBTA, according to her attorneys. (Boston Globe, 12:31 p.m.)

DA finds no sign of phone use in T crash

There is no evidence that the trolley operator in the fatal Green Line crash was using her cellphone in the moments leading up to the accident, the Middlesex district attorney's office announced. (Boston Globe, 6/11/08)

Commuters wary but still stand by the Green Line

Riders said it would take a lot more than the recent history of mishaps to scare them away from a mode of transportation that is generally affordable, reliable, and convenient.
(Boston Gobe, 6/8/08)  Passengers report faith in service  |  A troubled history

NTSB: Nothing blocked view of train conductor in crash

Investigators who re-created the route taken by the Green Line train determined that the driver's view would not have been blocked by trees or glare. (Boston Globe, 6/3/08)

Funeral service celebrates life of MBTA train conductor, 24

Approximately 500 people attended the two-hour funeral for Ter'rese Keite Edmonds, a Green Line conductor killed in a two-train crash. (Boston Globe, 6/3/08)

Investigators reenact T crash as driver mourned

More than 300 people gathered nearby to remember the young operator who lost her life. (Boston Globe, 6/2/08)

Train sped before crash, NTSB says

The Green Line train that rear-ended another was speeding, going nearly four times faster than it should have been, a safety official said. (Boston Globe, 6/1/08)

Brakes not utilized in train crash, NTSB says

The MBTA operator who died in the Green Line crash did not apply the brakes before her trolley slammed into the train ahead, according findings. (Boston Globe, 5/31/08)
Passengers Injured survivor was trapped  |  Interactive Graphic Rules on the Green Line


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Riders were taken to a nearby golf course for medical attention.
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