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Fatal crash on Green Line

Operator dies as trolley hits another in Newton; At least 7 hospitalized for serious injuries; Rail service disrupted, replaced with shuttles

Rescue workers helped passengers off the tracks at the scene of the collision between two Green Line trolleys in Newton. Rescue workers helped passengers off the tracks at the scene of the collision between two Green Line trolleys in Newton. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)
By Noah Bierman and Ralph Ranalli
Globe Staff / May 29, 2008

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NEWTON -- An outbound Green Line trolley crowded with rush-hour passengers slammed into the back of another trolley along an idyllic stretch of track in Newton yesterday evening, a collision that caused the two trains to derail, threw commuters from their seats, and killed the MBTA operator who was driving the second train. (Full article: 1155 words)

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