BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA Green Line Trolley operator charged with causing a crash back in July was arraigned in court on Wednesday.
According to Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Owen Turner appeared in court for a summons on charges of negligence of a person having care of public conveyance and gross negligence in management of a train.
Officials did not request bail because Turner appeared on a summons. As part of his release, he can only drive during the day for family business.
He is charged in connection to the July 30 incident in which the trolley he was operating crashed into the rear of another trolley on the MBTA's B Line. The crash sent multiple people to the hospital.
Officials say the train Turner was operating was traveling 31 miles per hour in a 10 mile per hour zone, when it crashed into a slower-moving trolley in the area of Boston University.
"This was a preventable crash that put the safety and wellbeing of Green Line passengers and MBTA employees at risk,” said Rollins.
Turner's next court date is set for December 8.