Train hits, injures man at T station. An unidentified man was struck by a northbound train about 8 p.m. last night while waiting in the Harvard T station, MBTA officials said. The man, who was conscious afterward, was taken to a local hospital with a head injury that did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said. The MBTA suspended Red Line service between Harvard and Alewife stations for 90 minutes, offering passengers shuttle bus service to all local stops until the scene was cleared. The incident is under investigation by the MBTA Transit Police.
OMG scary because I knew it was someone getting hit by the train on the northbound tracks. When it's a "medical emergency" and the trains SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY it's almost always a body on the tracks; if it's a heart attack or whatever, they just delay trains at the nearest station til an ambulance can get there to take the person to the hospital. And at first, they didn't say anything about southbound travel, so I knew it wasn't affecting all the trains, just the ones going north.
I didn't want to say anything last night, in writing, because I didn't want to come off all morbid...but I was totally thinking it.