Nearly two dozen Boston commuters were injured when two trolleys crashed into each other in the city’s Brighton neighborhood Friday evening.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line trolleys collided on Commonwealth Avenue, leaving 23 people with non life-threatening injuries, according to Boston 25 News.
One trolley was left with severe damage to its front end, including shattered glass and a smashed in front panel, according to images shared by the Boston Fire Department.
“We have our safety department on scene currently conducting an investigation,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said. “This should not happen and we will find out why it happened and ensure it won’t happen again.”
A passenger described the jarring 6 p.m. collision to the local outlet.
“The train was stopped at the light when it suddenly jerked forward,” Brian Sirman told Boston 25 News. “It felt like the worst amusement park ride that you could imagine, just jerking you forward.”
“I didn’t fall out of my seat other than bumping my head on the metal bar behind me,” Sirman told the station.
A worker at a pizzeria across the street from the crash, near the Babcock Street station, said the accident caused the neighborhood to tremble, according to the report.
“I was just making pizzas, I heard a bang and everything started to shake,” the cook reportedly said.
All 23 patients were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to Boston EMS.
“I feel very lucky for myself and very bad for the folks who were injured,” Sirman told the outlet. “I really hope they all pull through and have no lasting injuries.”
Local service was suspended as officials investigated the derailment, according to the MTBA.