On June 12, 2015, An MBTA bus struck a car in a Revere parking lot, causing significant damage to the car and injuries to the driver and a bystander. On Monday, September 21, 2015, an MBTA red line train hit and killed a middle aged man at JFK station. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. On October 1, 2015 Wellesley Police and the MBTA Transit Police responded to an incident involving an elderly woman struck by a train between the Wellesley Square and Wellesley Hills commuter rail stops. Non-life threatening injuries were reported.
If you live in or around Boston, you are familiar with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, also known as the MBTA or simply the “T”. The MBTA is one of the many government agencies overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker appointed Stephanie Pollack Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer to address issues involving finances and customer service.
Although the MBTA provides invaluable services to Massachusetts residents, it is frequently the subject of news stories involving injuries to riders, pedestrians or others. The typical MBTA accident story often involves a bus or a train, but there are other types of personal injuries involving the MBTA. Such injuries include slips or trips and falls at one of the many MBTA stations or facilities in and around Massachusetts or automobile accidents involving other types of MBTA vehicles such as “The Ride” vans or MBTA maintenance vehicles. From minor injuries such as sprained or fractured wrists and ankles to neck and back injuries and even wrongful death, the MBTA has a long history of injuries and claims. Finding the right attorney to represent you is crucial in obtaining a fair resolution of your claim against the MBTA.