Two MBTA-related deaths in four hours

Fatal MBTA accidents occurred in Lynn and Roxbury.

Two men were killed this morning after accidents involving MBTA vehicles.

 

Around 6 a.m., a 54-year-old man, who MBTA officials referred to as a "railroad trespasser," was hit by an inbound train Commuter Rail Train, about a quarter of a mile from the Lynn Station.

 

"It's unclear at this point why the 54-year old man was trespassing on the railroad," MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

 

The Newburyport-Rockport Commuter Rail Line experienced delays until about 9 a.m. as a result of the accident.

 

The conductor was not cited for the incident.

"The train engineer was not responsible for the man trespassing on the railroad," Pesaturo said.

Later, at about 9:40 a.m., a motorcyclist in Roxbury allegedly struck a RIDE van which was stopped at the corner on Walnut Avenue near Park Lane.

The RIDE van had no passengers in it, and the van driver, who was not injured, is an employee of Veterans Transportation, Pesaturo said.

Boston police, who are handling the investigation, said that victim was treated on the scene for life threatening injuries before he was pronounced dead.

The RIDE is a T paratransit program that provides door-to door transportation for people with disabilities.

No violations were issued after the accident, police said, however the investigation is ongoing.

 
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