Green Line Crash
A Massachusetts appeals court has set aside a $1.2 million jury award and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit stemming from a 2009 subway trolley crash in Boston.
In 2010, the MBTA fired Sydley Gardner, the operator of the Green Line trolley that derailed near Kenmore Station Monday.
Samantha Mattei was one of dozens of T riders injured in a 2009 crash. Her family sued for $8 million.
The Massachusetts Transportation Board has rejected the recommended upgrades that would have prevented last week’s Green Line crash.
Investigators probing the cause of Thursday’s MBTA Green Line crash have ruled out mechanical failure.
Following two previous crashes in 2008 and 2009 in which one person died The National Transportation Safety Board made specific recommendations. But because of cost those safety improvements are still not in place.
A former Green Line driver who was texting his girlfriend just before his trolley slammed into the rear of another one changed his plea to guilty Wednesday.
A former Green Line driver who was allegedly texting during a crash that injured more than 60 people may change his plea.