An MBTA bus crashed in Newton Corner Sunday morning, injuring several people and is now partially dangling over the Massachusetts Turnpike overpass.
The incident happened just before 8 a.m. on an overpass spanning the Turnpike on Washington Street at Newton Corner.
MBTA Police officials say the Rte. 57 bus had approximately 10 passengers on board. Seven and the bus operator have been transported to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.The bus crashed through the guardrail and fencing over the Mass Pike Westbound. The right lane and on-ramp from interchange 17 to westbound are closed.
Part of the bus was hanging off the bridge. The Newton Fire Department has secured the bus and State Police say there is no threat of the bus falling down onto the Mass Pike below.
The right lane of the Turnpike in that area has been closed below the crash due to debris that has fallen and potential of debris falling as cleanup is done. Additionally, the overpass to the Pike is closed, as well as the ramp from Newton Corner to the Pike westbound and the westbound travel lane on the Turnpike.
Transit police detectives are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident. Officials from MassDOT will be inspecting the bridge, as well.
Just before 10:30 a.m., tow trucks were put in position to remove the bus.
Newton Patch will bring you more information as it becomes available.