Woman hospitalized after close call with Red Line
A woman was sent to the hospital yesterday after falling to the tracks on the Red Line at the Central Square MBTA station in Cambridge.
Cambridge fire Acting Chief Gerry Mahoney said his colleagues responded to a call for a person under a train about 7:20 a.m. in Central Square.
Upon arrival firefighters found her in the pit of the train station, between the platform and the train tracks, beyond the yellow caution strip.
Mahoney said the adult female, who was not identified at the time, was adjacent to the wheels of the train on the northbound side of the tracks headed toward Alewife Station.
About 14 firefighters, MBTA officials, transit officers, EMS and Cambridge police assisted at the scene, Mahoney said.
She was pulled from the pit and transported to an area hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries about 30 minutes later, Mahoney said.
RAPID RESCUE: Responders work to save a woman who had fallen onto the tracks at the Central Square MBTA station yesterday morning. The rescue took about 30 minutes.