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Joshua Stimson Killed By Green Line Trolley

According to the Boston Herald, a Green Line trolley near the Fenway killed Boston University graduate Joshua Stimson while the train headed east. MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said the trolley hit 22-year-old Stimson within the fenced-in area of the train track.

Joshua Stimson graduated in May and had a business degree from Boston University's School of Management. Christ Conte, Stimson's former roommate whom he had also raced with on the ski team, said Stimson had just started a new job a week before the accident. Conte described Stimson as a hard worker and a "quiet kid."

Reports indicate alcohol "may have been a factor" in the Green Line trolley accident. Pesaturo stated Joshua Stimson, a New Hampshire resident, had been drinking earlier that evening right before the crash. Authorities do not expect to make any disciplinary action against the train driver. It also remains uncertain whether Joshua Stimson's family has considered finding a Boston personal injury lawyer to file a claim seeking damages for Stimson's death.

A case like Joshua Stimson's could potentially lead to an action for a wrongful death. A "wrongful death" generally happens when an individual was killed as a result of the misconduct or negligence of another person, company, or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the victim's immediate family, while a Boston personal injury lawyer carries out the lawsuit. Damage awards from a wrongful death action are transferred to the deceased's estate and distributed according to his or her will, if they have one.

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