NTSB Releases Details On Green Line Trolley Crash
BOSTON (CBS) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its “factual” report on the Green line crash in May of last year that injured 49 people and caused more than $9.5 million damage.
The report offers no analysis just the facts as determined by a team of eight investigators.
There are dozens of pages of interviews but none with Aiden Quinn, the operator who was fired after admitting he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the crash.
The NTSB found that the train was traveling at about 25 mph at the time of impact, the maximum speed for that area.
The operator in the rear of that train said he was thrown against his console and hit the windshield for what seemed like two impacts…the front operator of the train that was struck reported that her glasses were knocked off her face as her train was pushed forward at least a quarter of a car length.
Quinn was subsequently charged with gross negligence.
He has yet to face trial.
WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez and WBZ News Radio’s Lana Jones contributed to this report.