(CNN)Multiple people were reported injured Friday after the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority said two trains collided with one another on the Commonwealth Avenue rail line in Boston.
Twenty-three people have been transported to hospitals for injuries that are not life-threatening after the accident Friday evening, according to a tweet from the Boston Fire Department.The authority said the collision involved two Green Line trains near Babcock Street.
Update for trolley accident at Commonwealth Av & Pleasant St… we have a count of 23 patients transported by multiple EMS agencies. No life threatening injuries reported at this time. Please avoid area. pic.twitter.com/qWx7s7SUuj
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) July 30, 2021 “The train was stopped at the light when it suddenly jerked forward,” passenger Brian Sirman, who was on one of the trains, told CNN affiliate WCVB. “It felt like the worst amusement park ride that you could imagine, just jerking you forward.”A witness who was sitting in a car when the crash happened told CNN affiliate WBZ that some passengers appeared to have neck and head injuries.Read More”So there was a woman that was coming off the train, and she had a lot of blood coming down her face,” the witness said. “I had napkins, so I gave her some napkins.”