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2 Green Line trains in Boston crash, injuring more than 20

The Boston Fire Department said 23 people were taken to hospitals with injuries, none of which were life-threatening.

Investigators work at the scene of a crash between two Green line T trains near 971 Commonwealth Ave. Multiple injuries were reported, none life threatening. Barry Chin / Globe Staff


BOSTON (AP) — A train on the Green Line in Boston crashed into another train from behind on Friday, injuring more than 20 people, authorities said.

The Boston Fire Department said 23 people were taken to hospitals with injuries, none of which were life-threatening.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority General Manager Steve Poftak said at a press conference.

“We will obviously get to the bottom of this. This should not happen and we will find out why it happened and will ensure that it won’t happen again,” he said Friday evening.

The trains crashed on the Green Line track running along Commonwealth Avenue west of Boston University.

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The MBTA said in a tweet around 6:15 p.m. that train service was suspended on part of the B branch of the Green Line because of an accident.

Photos posted by the fire department show the front of one of the trains crushed and dented with the glass on the windshield cracked.

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