At least 25 hospitalized after 2 trains collide in Boston

BOSTON — Twenty-five people were being evaluated for injuries Friday after two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains collided in Boston, authorities said.

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The crash involving the MBTA Green Line trolleys was announced at about 6 p.m. EDT, WFXT reported.

Update 12:08 a.m. EDT July 31: The injury toll rose late Friday, as 25 people were taken by ambulance to area hospitals, WFXT reported. That included four train operators -- two on each of the trolleys, the television station reported.

“We had two trains heading westbound on the big branch of the Green Line,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said during a news conference Friday night. “nd the trailing train collided with the train in front of it.”

Update 7:31 p.m. EDT July 30: The number of people taken to area hospitals from the trolley crash was raised to 23, according to Boston Emergency Services.

Original report: Shuttle buses replaced the trains on the B Branch of the Green Line between Washington Street and Kenmore Station after the collision, the television station reported.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear, according to WFXT.

According to a tweet from the Boston Fire Department, there were no life-threatening injuries initially reported.

Boston Emergency Medical Services and Brookline EMS took 22 people from the scene on Commonwealth Avenue, the Boston Fire Department tweeted.

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