BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A tractor trailer driver jumped to safety just before a commuter train struck his cab at a snowy rail crossing south of Boston, spinning his rig alongside the track.
Braintree Fire Capt. Edward Bulger said there were no serious injuries in the 11:30 a.m. accident Wednesday.
Herman Childs-Alan Duram had just made a delivery and was trying to cross the track when his wheels got stuck. Another driver alerted him to the train.
Duram told The Boston Globe the crash “sounded like an explosion.” He said he feels “miserable” that people on the train could have been hurt.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the 60 Boston-bound passengers on the Kingston-Plymouth line were put on buses. He said five reported minor back pain.
He said the train had minor damage. Service later resumed.