By Liz Taurasi
The District Attorney’s office is investigating a frightening Sunday morning crash where an MBTA bus crashed into the guardrail in Newton Corner leaving the vehicle partially dangling over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Seven passengers and the bus driver were injured in that crash and were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The Middlesex County District Attorney is investigating the incident, WCVB-TV, Channel 5 Boston is reporting. The station is also reporting the driver of that bus was a 55-year-old woman who had been with the MBTA since 1996. Several media outlets are reporting the driver has been removed from her position pending the investigation, according to MBTA officials.
The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Sunday morning on an overpass spanning the Turnpike on Washington Street at Newton Corner. MBTA Police officials said the Rte. 57 bus had approximately 10 passengers on board.
Cameras onboard the bus could answer the question as to what caused the crash.
Transit police Lt. Detective Mark Gillespie told the Boston Herald the bus originated from the MBTA yard in Watertown at 7:20 a.m. Sunday morning and 15 minutes later the crash occurred. Gillespie also said the bus will be impounded and undergo a thorough mechanical inspection.Transit police detectives are also investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.