Published: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
At least six Boston College students, including three members of the men's hockey team, were allegedly involved in a collision with an MBTA Green Line trolley at approximately midnight last night.
The students were in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, traveling on Commonwealth Avenue toward BC, when the driver allegedly swerved in front of the oncoming trolley, Joe Pesaturo, MBTA spokesman, said.
"All seven of these individuals face charges of being minors in possession of alcohol," Pesaturo said.
Jane Stanton, LSOE '13; Philip Samuelsson, A&S '13; Patrick Wey, CSOM '13; and Tina Dilandry were transported to Beth Israel and Brigham and Women's hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Reilly Corbett, A&S '13; Parker Milner, CSOM '13; and Elizabeth Motley, A&S '13, allegedly fled the scene.
"The trolley operator told police the Jeep Cherokee turned into the Green Line right of way just as the train was approaching," Pesaturo said. He said that the operator of the B Line trolley said that the occupants of the vehicle picked up what appeared to be alcoholic beverage containers before fleeing the scene.
Stanton was driving the Jeep at the time of the accident. According to the Boston Fire Department Twitter, one of the victims had to be forcefully extracted from the vehicle. All four were treated by firefighters and Boston EMS.
No one on the trolley was injured.
"Citations or charges against the motorist are likely," Pesaturo said. "Four occupants of the Jeep Cherokee were transported to Beth Israel and Brigham and Women's for treatment of non-life threatening neck and back injuries."
Although the BC Police Department (BCPD) responded to the accident, it occurred outside of the department's jurisdiction, and officials declined to comment.
University Spokesman Jack Dunn said, "MBTA police are investigating the incident, and Boston College is cooperating with MBTA police in their investigation."