A 52-year-old woman is dead after being stuck and dragged by a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MTBA) bus.
About the Boston Bus Accident
According to NBC affiliated WHDA-TV, the 52-year-old woman was struck by the bus in front of a fire station in Revere, Massachusetts and dragged nearly half a mile down the road.
911 received a call about the accident around 7 pm Tuesday night by a person who saw the woman’s body, but had not witnessed the accident.
Upon learning about the involvement of the MBTA, police began questioning the 56-year-old driver. Authorities are also reviewing surveillance footage in order to track down anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
Though police have stated that the bus driver did not appear impaired, they did administer drug and alcohol tests. It is unclear whether the bus driver was aware of hitting the woman.
No charges have been filed against the bus driver.
Bus and Pedestrian Accident Statistics
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recorded 56,000 bus accidents for 2011, resulting in 283 deaths.
- An additional 24,000 people were injured in these accidents and which, along with truck accidents, cost the U.S. approximately $87 billion.
- About 4,432 pedestrians were killed in 2011 due to motor vehicle accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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