TRAGEDY

Woman Crushed in Boston Drawbridge

A Boston woman was crushed to death on Tuesday as the drawbridge she was walking on began to go up for a passing boat, and then lowered when the operator heard her screams, trapping her between the plates. The traumatized bridge operator was taken to the hospital for evaluation according to officials, and is on unpaid leave pending the results of an investigation. It is unclear whether the woman crossed the bridge after warning lights and alarms began. “I couldn’t see her, but I could hear her,” witness Waldina Garcia, 47, told the Boston Globe. “She was screaming and screaming and screaming.”