— MTV’s “MTV medicine” trolley accident has made headlines, as a female driver suffered a broken neck and suffered multiple facial fractures, and a male passenger was hospitalized in critical condition after a trolley fell from the side of the interstate in Newport.
The incident occurred just before midnight Saturday when a trolleys passenger fell onto the back of a moving vehicle, according to a release from the New England Transportation Authority (NEA).
The female driver, an Amtrak passenger from Massachusetts, had been working for the agency at the time, the agency said.
The female passenger had just exited the passenger side of a truck and was walking across the interstate when she was struck by the trolley, according the release.
One of the passengers, a 42-year-old man from Connecticut, suffered a facial fracture and multiple facial injuries, the release said.
The other passenger, a 23-year old man from New York, suffered minor injuries and is expected to survive.
The accident caused traffic to be diverted from Interstate 95 into the New London area, according a NEA news release.
The Transportation Authority is investigating the accident.