The Recent Natick Train Accident
In a bit of breaking news around town, a woman was killed on Monday, March 14th, 2022 after being hit by a commuter rail train heading West on the Framingham/Worcester line toward the downtown train station.
The Natick Train accident pulled in a variety of resources and officals, including the Natick Fire Department, Natick Police, Massachusetts Bay Transit Police, Keolis Commuter Services and more.
According to Richard Sullivan, Superintendent of the MBTA Transit Police, the deceased was, “suspected to have taken her own life”. A medical rescue helicopter was called off as it arrived on the scene along East Central Street.
Natick Fire Chief, Michael Lentini had this to say about the incident. "We were about to transfer her when she went into cardiac arrest ... We decided to take her to MetroWest Medical". Lentini is referring to the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham.
Natick Police Chief James Hicks shared that the incident took place around 11:30am, when calls of a person hit by a MBTA commuter train a quarter-mile away from downtown came in. However, upon examining the stated “228 East Central Street” address, it seems to be more than a mile away and just over the Wellesley line, not that it matters.
Trains along the MBTA Commuter Rail Boston/Framingham/Worcester line were delayed into Monday afternoon, affecting the evening commute, per Keolis Commuter Services. The event was trending a bit on social media as serious events tend to do.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian and all involved.