Four people were sent to the hospital after a car flipped over and fell 40 feet onto a commuter rail track Wednesday morning in Boston's South End, authorities said.
What started as a two-car crash near Washington and Herald streets ended with one of the cars plunging onto the tracks, the Boston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the Boston Police Department said.
John Galeano, a 26-year-old Lyft driver, says he had just picked up two people who were heading to Logan International Airport, a fact confirmed by Lyft, when he was broadsided at the intersection of Washington Street and Herald Street in the South End of Boston.
"Right now, it's pain," said Galeano.
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Galeano says his car went flying through a fence and onto the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks below.
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Miraculously, Galeano only has scratches, bumps and bruises, and he is already back home recovering.
"The car went straight overboard," said construction worker Tyrone David, who saw the crash take place. "The car just went over, leaned over, hit this hump, then went straight down. It was like a movie, I thought they were doing a movie around here this morning."
He says the car teetered on the edge for a moment before dropping.
"You just heard, 'Crack, crack, crack,' that's all you could hear," said David.
Galeano says he was able to get out of the car on his own. He heard the train signals and was afraid a train might be approaching.
"Very scary," he said.
The fence has been repaired and the tracks below were inspected by Keolis and cleared for travel.
The car was cleared from the tracks shortly after 6 a.m., picked up with a fork lift and slowly brought down the tracks.
The crash caused commuter rail delays, but trains were getting through. The Framingham-Worcester line, the Providence-Stoughton line, the Franklin line, the Needham line, Middleborough-Lakeville and Fairmont lines outbound from South Station were running behind by about 30 minutes.