Wo­man hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter close call with Red Line

Boston Herald - - NEWS - By JOR­DAN FRIAS — jor­dan.frias@boston­her­ald.com

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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CAM­BRIDGE FIRE DE­PART­MENT

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.

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