Person Trapped After Trailer With NESN Red Sox Broadcast Equipment Rolls Onto SUV
BOSTON (CBS) – One person was trapped after part of a NESN trailer carrying broadcast equipment from the station’s Red Sox game coverage fell onto an SUV at a Brighton intersection. It happened late Monday night at the intersection of Market Street and North Beacon. The area was closed for hours overnight but has since reopened. One man was trapped in the SUV when the trailer toppled over. Boston firefighters quickly responded and performed a technical rescue.
“When we got on scene we found a trailer on top of an SUV with two occupants in the SUV. One occupant, they were able to get out. The second we had to use the jaws of life to extricate the passenger,” said Boston Fire Department spokesman Brian Alkins. Both people were taken to the hospital. The driver towing the NESN trailer stayed on scene. It is not known if he will face any charges.
NESN has released a statement saying: “We regret that there was an accident late last evening involving the NESN portable production stage, which is used for our pre- and post-game shows, while the stage was being transported back to Watertown by our regular local towing company operator. NESN is working to gather more information from the towing company as well as from local authorities. But our most important concern is for the well-being of the two individuals we understand to have been involved in the accident. We also wish to express our gratitude to local police and fire/rescue units for their immediate and effective response to the accident.”