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MBTA Driver Charged in Sunday Crash

Transit Police filed charges against the driver on Monday.

Investigators check out the scene after an MBTA bus hit a guardrail and crashed into a wire fence over the Mass Pike in Newton Corner Sunday. Eight people on board were injured. Photo Credit: Matt Stone, Boston Herald
Investigators check out the scene after an MBTA bus hit a guardrail and crashed into a wire fence over the Mass Pike in Newton Corner Sunday. Eight people on board were injured. Photo Credit: Matt Stone, Boston Herald

Transit police have filed obstruction of justice charges against the driver of an MBTA bus that crashed Sunday morning injuring eight.

MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo told the Boston Herald that the 42-year-old bus driver is said to have misled investigators by not being cooperative in the investigation.

MBTA officers filed the obstruction of justice complaint in Newton District Court and her arraignment is set for May 27, according to the Herald.

Sunday morning the bus crashed into a guardrail in Newton Corner leaving the front end 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.

Earlier today WHDH, 7-News reported sources told them investigators were looking into the possibility that the driver was using a cell phone when the crash happened and said the driver may be cited

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office is also investigating the crash.
rod18br May 20, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Un real you know im not suprised it had something to do with a cell phone...you would think that they wouldnt use it because he is driving a big bus with lots of people in it. Some things will never change.
JohnnyMass May 20, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Stupid is as stupid does. Fire the idiot.
mark May 25, 2014 at 02:06 PM
Another black female driver crashing a bus! You got to love the diversity mandate of the MBTA! Thank God I drive everywhere!

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