mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)
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Why I Was Almost Late to Work This Morning

This morning, I decided to run an errand at the Coolidge Corner Post Office on my way to work. When I got there, just before 7 AM, I discovered that an accident had taken place on the Green Line C. From what I understand, the driver of a flatbed truck apparently tried to outrun an oncoming trolley at Charles Street, the result of which can be seen below.


Train Hits Truck #1 Train Hits Truck #1
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



As you can see from that picture, the trolley literally knocked the truck over onto its side.

After I finished my errand, I managed to snap the above photo and a few others using my cellphone camera.


Train Hits Truck #2 Train Hits Truck #2
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



Here's a pretty good shot of the turned-over truck:


Train Hits Truck #3 Train Hits Truck #3
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



And another:


Train Hits Truck #4 Train Hits Truck #4
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



And another:


Train Hits Truck #5 Train Hits Truck #5
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



This is the last picture I snapped before I tried to figure out how I would get to work this morning:


Train Hits Truck #6 Train Hits Truck #6
Photo copyright ©2007 by Michael A. Burstein



I walked down Beacon Street, figuring I would go to the Kenmore Square station. I ran into a gentleman who had been on the train. He told me that he was sitting on the train when he felt it brake suddenly and hit the truck. From what I've heard, three passengers were injured and taken away by ambulance. (When I got there, I saw plenty of emergency vehicles.)

The man and I spotted a T bus being used to ferry passengers, but it didn't stop for us. I tried to hail a cab but failed, so I walked to Longwood and took a very crowded Green Line D to work.

And how was your commute this morning?

(Edited to add: One last photo can be found here.)
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