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Six Hospitalized After MA Trolley Collision

Six people were sent to the hospital after Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trolleys collided today at a station in Boylston, Massachusetts. Twenty other passengers were being evaluated by rescue workers.

The Boston Globe reported that (http://bo.st/UeaN5e) one trolley car bumped into another, but there was no derailment and no visible damage.

Boston (MA) Fire Department firefighters were called to the station at 11:53 a.m. for a collision between two two-car trolleys. None of the injuries sustained by passengers was deemed life-threatening.

Read more about the incident at http://bo.st/UeaN5e.

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