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Teenager Killed by Commuter Train in Dedham

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

According to the Boston Globe, a 13-year-old boy was hit and killed by a commuter rail train in Dedham late Tuesday afternoon.

Details about the Fatal Train Accident

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Police, the Dedham Fire Department, and other emergency crews responded to the call at about 4:20 p.m. The victim, who was from Dedham, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

David Traub, spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney, has said that at this time in the investigation, foul play is not believed to have been involved.    

During the investigation, shuttles replaced the Franklin Line service between Dedham Corporate Center Station and Readville Station while Transit Police began to investigate the accident.

State police are also investigating the accident along with the Transit Police.

Important Information about Train Accidents

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the number of pedestrians that were killed by trains spiked in 2012:

  • There were 442 railroad pedestrian fatalities in 2012 – an increase of 7.5 percent from the year before.
  • The number of pedestrians that were injured in 2012 reached 405 – a 10.4 percent increase from the year before.
  • The number of pedestrians killed was almost double the amount of other fatalities at railroad crossings. 


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