Transit officials said the operator of an MBTA Green Line Trolley was text messaging someone on his cell phone as his train rear ended another train near Government Center Station Friday evening.
Dozens were injured, and 49 people were taken to area hospitals.
Commuters, students finishing for the year, tourists and a bevy of fans headed to Friday’s Red Sox game were among the dozens of people injured in a subway crash near the MBTA’s Government Center Station, normally a bustling station near Boston City Hall and the Quincy Market area.
None of the injuries are considered life threatening.
According to officials, the train rear-ended another train at 7:18 p.m. The second train was pushed to within 75 feet of the station.