BROOKLINE, MASS. (WHDH) - Trolley service resumed Monday night after an MBTA Green Line trolley and a car collided in Brookline, forcing the train off its tracks, causing delays and leaving multiple people with injuries.
The incident happened on Beacon Street near Saint Paul Street Monday evening and lifted the trolley up and off its tracks.
In a later statement, MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the trolley had been headed outbound on the Green Line’s C branch with the right of way “when a passenger vehicle, traveling in the same direction, against the light suddenly turned left into the trolley.”
Sullivan said two people reported minor injuries related to the collision.
A firefighter at the scene told 7NEWS the driver of the car that police said collided with the trolley was also taken to a hospital to have his arm checked out.
The driver, Sullivan said, will be cited for a red light violation.
The T initially reported 25 minute delays on the Green Line around 7 p.m. between the Coolidge Corner and St. Paul Street stations “due to a train with a pantograph problem near St. Paul St.”
The T said it was dispatching shuttle buses as of around 7 p.m. In an update around 8:15 p.m., the T said shuttle buses were continuing to replace service between St. Mary’s Street and Coolidge Corner stations “while repairs to the overhead wire are being made.”
MBTA crews and emergency responders remained on scene around 9 p.m.
Speaking with 7NEWS, fire officials on the scene said crews had recently turned off power to the overhead power system, allowing them to use hydraulics to lift the trolley and move the passenger vehicle away from the trolley.
The T said it had phased out shuttle buses as of around 9:45 p.m., with trolley service resuming in the area.
The scene was clear as of around 10 p.m.
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