MBTA Green Line Trolley Operator Texting Girlfriend When Trolley Crashed Injuring More than 40 Passengers
How can states pass laws regarding driving and texting when people have no common sense to obey the obvious? How irresponsible have cell phone made people? Texting while driving a train, brilliant!
The MBTA operator of the Green line trolley slammed into a train stopped at Government Center in Boston, MA was reportedly text messaging his girlfriend at the time of the crash. The trolley accident sent 40 passengers to the hospital. 24 year old Aiden Quinn of Attleboro, MA admitted to text messaging at the time of the crash.
“Two detectives have interviewed the operator of the train in the hospital and in the course of that interview he admitted to texting at the time of the crash,” Grabauskus said. The crash happened in a tunnel between Government Center and Park Street stations, sending more than 40 people to area hospitals with cuts, head wounds, and neck and back injuries. None of the injuries was life threatening.
Honestly, how stupid and irresponsible are some people? Texting your girlfriend instead of actually driving a trolley where you are responsible for the passengers on your train. According to MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskus said if, after an investigation, the operator’s text messages are determined to be the cause he will certainly be fired, and may face criminal charges. The NTSB said that the amount of the damages will be approximately $9.6 million.
About 100 people were evacuated and 49 were taken to area hospitals in wake of trolley crash.
“The operator of the striking train was interviewed at the hospital by two detectives,” said Daniel Grabauskas, general manager of the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority. “He admitted that he was texting at the time of the accident.”
Grabauskus said the operator told detectives that, when he looked up, “it was too late as he applied the brake and the train struck the other trolley.”
The 24-year-old Boston trolley driver who allegedly was texting his girlfriend when he slammed into another trolley last week was hired as a minority because of his transgender status, according to a state transportation official …
Another MBTA source said, “Quinn was initially hired as a minority and used her transgender status,” ABC News reported.
The driver, originally known as Georgia Quinn, underwent a female-to-male sex change and switched the sexual designation on his driver’s license, FOX News has confirmed.