9 injured when subway car derails in Boston

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BOSTON (AP) — Nine people have been taken to a local hospital after a subway car derailed in Boston.

Local emergency officials said none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday when a Green Line subway car derailed in a tunnel near Kenmore Square.

A tenth individual was reported injured but declined treatment. All are expected to recover from their injuries.

“We had a total of 10 patients. Nine were transported to area hospitals, varying in severity of injuries. But overall, all the patients we saw today will have a positive outcome,” Boston EMS Spokesman Steve McHugh said.

Emergency workers said they were told by witnesses that everything went dark and they were thrown around the train car.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The derailment caused major delays on the public transit system.

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