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MBTA Canton,MA Accident

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Boston station WCVB reports that the engineer of the MBTA's No. 917 train on the Providence/Stoughton line saw a boxcar rolling on the tracks toward them, stopped the train and ran into the first passenger car shouting to people to brace themselves for the collision.

 

Approximately 50 passengers and crew received minor injuries, and about 10 people were taken to area hospitals, a spokesman for the MBTA said. About 100 passengers were on board the train at the time of the crash. The train left Boston's South Station at 4:40 p.m.

 

It is unclear if the CSX freight car was parked on the tracks, or how it ended up rolling onto the same track on which the southbound commuter train was traveling. The rail line is maintained and controlled by Amtrak.

 

The MBTA suspended the Providence/Stoughton rail service after the crash, and passengers were bused between stations.

 

The freight car was filled with lumber.

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The engineer's story..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkb-e2i9f1k

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