CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - The sudden death of a woman on the Red Line is raising some questions. The 80-year-old was hit and pinned underneath a train. How she ended up on the tracks is under investigation.
The Brockton woman was hit at the Kendall/MIT station at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. An MBTA spokesman told FOX 25 the woman did not fall and was not pushed.
A deputy with the Cambridge Fire Department said the woman was under the train and still alive when they arrived as they removed her from the tracks. She was alert and conscious when she was brought to a nearby hospital, but later died.
At the scene at the T stop, several witnesses on the train saw it happen and sprung into action. Officials said the woman was with her family at the time and it does not appear to be a suicide.
Service at seven Red Line stops was interrupted for over an hour, but is back to normal.
It's the second time this month a person was hit and killed by one of the trains on the MBTA tracks. On July 6, a man in his 30s was killed from getting hit by a train at the Davis Square T station in Somerville.