BOSTON — Ten people were injured Saturday when a subway train derailed inside a tunnel near Fenway Park prior to the first game of a doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
The derailment occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. between the Fenway and Kenmore stops on the green line of the Boston train and subway system known as “The T.”
Some people were carried out of the tunnel by stoke baskets, according to the Boston Fire Department, and 10 were transported to local hospitals.
The Boston Globe quoted a passenger, 19-year-old Bryan Marden, who said the train was traveling at a high rate of speed before it derailed where the subway split. He said some of the passengers who were hurt appeared to be headed to the Red Sox game and nearby Pride Parade festivities. First pitch of the Red Sox game was 1:05 p.m.
Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for MBTA, said the injuries are “not life threatening.” Boston Emergency Medical Services described the injuries as “varying in nature.” The Globe reported that some appeared to be serious.
Among the injured was the train’s motor person, a 62-year-old man, who Peasturo said is in stable condition after being treated for a leg injury and some bumps and bruises.
Pesaturo said the cause of the derailment is under investigation and authorities will interview the motor person after he’s been treated medically.
He said no structural damage to the tunnel or the overhead wire has been reported. He said the “re-railing process” is underway and that once the car is moved, the track and switch infrastructure will be inspected. He said any necessary repair work will be conducted.
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