Monday, May 11, 2009

MBTA Crash

I was in Somerville waiting for the start of a Janeane Garofalo show. I get the call from the desk that there was a train collision on the MBTA tracks and that I need to get there like 15 minutes ago. So I run to my car put on the scanner and call the desk again. They tell me where to go, I got there in record time (safely) and pull up to see more fire, police, and EMS vehicles than I have ever seen. I find the Government Center entrance push through the crowd and start shooting. After five minutes the police pushed the police line way back and that was all she wrote for good photos. I ran back to my car, filed four pics, drove back to Somerville and caught the last 5 minutes of Janeane Garofalo. Hectic night.

Turns out there were nearly 50 injuries but none of them life threatening. I believe the woman in the photo has a broken leg though. She was just heading to a Sox game. Oh and Janeane was hilarious for the four minutes that I got to see.

(050809 Boston, MA) Boston Fire and EMS move an injured woman out of the Government Center MBTA station after a train collision. Photo by Matthew Healey.

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