Multiple people reportedly injured when escalator malfunctions at Boston station
BREAKING NEWS: Multiple people reportedly injured when escalator malfunctions at Boston station
- Escalator reportedly malfunctions at MBTA station in downtown Boston
- Incident is said to have taken place at the Back Bay station in heart of the city
- Witness reportedly told local media outlet he saw ‘pile of bodies down escalator’
- Boston officials said nine people suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized
Nine people were rushed to a hospital on Sunday after an escalator at a Boston transit station went backwards at high speed, according to initial reports.
The reported incident took place at the Back Bay MBTA station in the heart of Boston on Sunday.
Mike Saccone of LiveBoston617.org was the first to report the story.
He quoted a witness as saying: ‘It happened as soon as I got up the stairs. Heard a lot of people yelling behind me and I saw a pile of bodies down the escalator.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation seeking comment.
The image above from March 2001 is a stock photo of the Back Bay MBTA station in downtown Boston
In June 2011, five people were injured when an escalator at the same Back Bay station malfunctioned by going backwards when it was supposed to be moving in the opposite direction.
Those who were injured were on their way to a ticker tape parade honoring the city’s professional hockey team, the Boston Bruins, who days earlier captured the Stanley Cup championship.