NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE TROLLEY COLLISION IN BOSTON

May 9, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate the collision of two trolleys on Boston's MBTA Green Line.

At approximately 7:19 pm (EDT) on Friday, a trolley struck another trolley from behind near the Government Center station in downtown Boston. Multiple injuries have been reported.

Senior Railroad Investigator Ted Turpin is the Investigator- in-Charge and will lead a team of eight.  NTSB Board Member Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying the team and will serve as the on-scene spokesman. Peter Knudson will accompany the team as press officer. 


NTSB Media Contacts:
Peter Knudson (in Boston) (202) 557-1350
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov
202-314-6100 (Washington)

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.