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Green Line driver involved in crash at Boylston to be fired

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A Green Line T driver that was involved in a crash at Boylston Station will be fired.

The announcement was made by MBTA officials at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said the driver, who was not identified, was "inattentive at the controls" and was not obeying the speed limit.

MBTA officials said the driver had worked a second job the night before the crash and finished that shift at 8 a.m. His shift on the Green Line started at 11 a.m.

The crash, involving two Green Line trolleys, happened on Nov. 29. Surveillance video from the station showed one trolley crashing into the back of a trolley already parked at the station.

Nearly three dozen people reported neck and back pain following the crash. Nine were taken to hospitals. Officials said between 100 and 200 passengers may have been on board at the time of the crash.

On the day of the incident, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said there was no visible damage to the trains and neither had derailed.

 

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