8 injured in MBTA bus accident on Mass. Pike overpass

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May 18, 2014, 8:36 am
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Eight MBTA bus occupants were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after an accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike overpass in Newton Center.

Officials confirm a Route 57 MBTA bus crashed through guardrail fencing on Washington Street around 7:30 a.m.

Photo credit: Amanda Rollins

Seven passengers and the bus driver were taken to area hospitals. Five people were taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital and three others to Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Three passengers refused medical attention. All injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Sunday morning, officials asked motorists to avoid the Newton Corner area due to the crash. Part of the Mass. Pike was closed, but has since been reopened.

Officials say the bus was secured by the Newton Fire Department. It has since been moved back onto Washington Street.

Transit Police are investigating the accident.

Photo credit: Newton Fire Department Twitter

Crews are working to get tow trucks in position to move the bus back onto the bridge.
Photo credit: Newton Fire Department Twitter

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