Boston Trains Collide; Young Operator Killed

Female operator of one remains trapped in wreckage
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 8:46 PM CDT
Boston Trains Collide; Young Operator Killed
Emergency rescue workers and fire fighters work at the scene of a train collision, in Newton, Mass., Wednesday, May 28, 2008.    (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A commuter train slammed into the rear of another during rush hour near Boston today, killing the operator of one of the trains, the Boston Globe reports. The victim, a 24-year-old woman, had been on the job less than a year. The cause remains unclear, and one person is still hospitalized. The accident follows a derailment this morning in Chicago that injured 14 and was blamed on human error—a motorman went through a stop signal. (Read more Boston stories.)

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