BOSTON (WHDH) - Officials are investigating after a man died when his arm got caught in a Red Line train door and he was dragged into a tunnel early Sunday morning.
Emergency crews responding to reports of a person dragged into the tunnel at Broadway Station around 12:30 a.m. Sunday were told a passenger was stuck in the doorway of an inbound train, the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office said. The man was dragged a short distance and died.
In a statement, T officials said, “A full investigation into the circumstances has been launched, as MBTA Transit Police detectives work to establish the facts surrounding this incident.”
Numerous people have been hurt on MBTA equipment over the last year, with a Green Line crash sending two dozen people to the hospital last July and nine people were hurt when a Back Bay station elevator malfunctioned a few months later.
Some T riders say they are worried about safety.
“It’s kind of concerning, because I see a lot of people jumping in quickly because everyone is always in a rush and it’s not always a lot of space,” Marissa Langdon said.
No other details were immediately released.
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