Woman falls onto tracks at Andrew T station
SOUTH BOSTON (WHDH) -- A woman was rescued after she fell onto T tracks at the Andrew station in South Boston Tuesday.
The woman didn't hit the electrified third rail, but was taken to the hospital because she hurt her leg.
“I can see it happening honestly, especially if you're not paying attention, when you're moving around, if you don't see it you can fall off like that,” one man said.
In recent months, there have been several missteps at Red Line stops. In August, a mother and son fell onto the tracks at a crowded Kendall station.
Two months later, at the same station, a 54-year-old woman, visiting from Minnesota made a similar mistake.
Frequent T riders believe too many people are too easily distracted.
“I just think people should pay better attention, it's no one's fault really,” one woman said.
A woman was injured earlier this month when she fell at the Broadway station in South Boston.
In every incident, strangers pulled the victims back on the platform before the train rolled in. But the recent rash of terrifying falls has wondering if the MBTA should consider installing guardrails.
“More money for them, but I think it's worth saving somebody’s life,” said Jonathan Woodman.
The MBTA says guardrails or fences wouldn't work because it would inhibit people getting on and off trains.