Monday, June 2, 2008

Investigators Say Speed Involved in Fatal MBTA Crash

According to Federal investigators, the fatal Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ( MBTA) crash in Newton, Massachusetts last week was caused by the driver going too fast.

At a Saturday press briefing, investigators said that the driver was doing 37 to 38 mph in an area that was better suited for around 10 mph, due to another trolley being in the vicinity.

The driver of the speeding trolley, who was killed in the mishap, slammed into the back of another trolley at the Woodland Station stop.

According to those investigating the accident, the trolley's brakes and the track itself were not a problem. One report that investigators have not yet verified is that the driver who died was talking on a cell phone before the collision, as some passengers had noted.

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