Sunday, February 3, 2013
No further details are available at this time concerning potential charges against the driver of the bus, or the condition or count of victims still at area hospitals.
Soldiers Field Road was reopened Sunday at 3:30 a.m., eight hours after a tour bus with 42 people on board hit Bowker Overpass. Rescue personnel worked through Saturday night first removing the victims and then clearing the bus from the road. Of the 42 passengers, 36 people were injured, including three with serious injuries and one with a life-threatening injury. Approximately 21 went to to Beth Israel Deaconness, three to Brigham & Womens, three to New England Medical Center, seven to Massachusetts General Hospital and one to Boston Medical Center. Four were not transported. State Police said Sunday morning that there are no more details regarding the condition of victims still at area hospitals. Boston EMS and Red Cross worked to …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Initial reports indicate a bus hit an overpass.
State Police shut down Soldiers Field Road for hours Saturday night after a tour bus accident that entrapped several passengers and left 34 injured. Boston firefighters spent more than an hour extricating passengers, using backboards, from the roof of the bus at 500 Soldiers Field Road, eastbound. The tour bus, which was going from Harvard University to Pennsylvania, hit an overpass at 7:34 p.m. Forty-two people were on board. Sixty firefighters and "many, many EMS" responded to the scene, Boston Fire reported. The last victim was taken from the bus at 9 p.m. Four MBTA buses were on scene with those not injured, keeping them out of the cold. Boston EMS reported that 34 people were injured, including three with serious injuries and one …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Riders were visibly thrown when the two trolleys collided just before noon on Thursday.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The MBTA has released surveillance video of Thursday's trolley collision at Boylston station. Dozens of riders were injured when two Green Line trolleys bumped inside the station. The video clearly shows one trolley stopped with passengers boarded when it's suddenly bumped from behind. The first trolley lurched forward and passengers were knocked off their feet. One man fell backwards out of the trolley, stood up, then doubled over and laid down before crawling back into the car to pick up personal items. The MBTA has ruled out mechanical errors and is now focusing on whether driver error was the cause of the crash, according to Boston.com.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
One was a hit-and-run, another was a head-on collision.
Two serious accidents in South Brookline last night left four people injured. The first one that took place was a hit-and-run at Hammond Pond Parkway and Heath Street around 9:30 p.m. Police are looking for a white sedan that fled the scene of the accident, which left two people hurt. Those victims were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital. There injuries were not life-threatening. Mass State Police are investigating. The second wreck was a head-on collision at 464 Newton Street, which took place about 11:40 p.m. Two victims, both female, were taken to Beth Israel Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.