Texting Trolley Driver Crashes

It seems the California train-texting tragedy meant nothing to one Boston trolley driver—who caused a massive accident on Friday night when he took a moment to tap out a text message to his girlfriend. Forty-nine people were injured when the 24-year-old Green Line driver, who was operating his MBTA trolley at full speed, looked up from his cell phone too late to stop the car, which rear-ended a stationary trolley in a tunnel. Though no one was left with serious injuries, several passengers were bloodied in the collision. “It’s difficult for me to contain my outrage,” said the MBTA’s manager, who added that the trolley driver would most likely be fired and face criminal charges. “We let our employees know there is a zero-tolerance policy for any type of electronic device.”