Bus strikes movie trailer in Roxbury; 15 injured
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- More than a dozen people were injured after an MBTA bus slammed into a tractor-trailer outside Roxbury District Court on Monday.
The truck was involved in a movie shoot for a film starring Sandra Bullock.
Fifteen people, including the 33-year-old bus driver, who has worked for the MBTA for five years, were injured in the crash.
“It was scary. The sound scared you more than anything else -- yeah, you got thrown and you hit yourself, but the sound was like boom! And then you heard [makes hissing sounds],” said Alistair Allen, an injured passenger. “I was like, ‘This thing could explode!”
Passengers said the doors wouldn’t open.
The injured passengers were transported to various hospitals in the city by Boston EMS. Officials said the injuries appeared to be minor and they don’t think anyone off of the bus was injured.
Passengers said the driver may have taken the turn on Warren Street too fast.
“She was coming around the bend, I don’t know if she didn’t see the truck or what, but she just crashed into it,” said Charles Gordon, who was injured in the crash.
MBTA police continue to investigate the accident. The driver is on paid administrative leave. Her name hasn’t been released.
“We’ll look at mechanical. We’ll look at the well being of the operator, if there were any medical issues. We’ll be looking at if there were any pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles or any other type of traffic…in the street that might have contributed to this accident,” said an official.
The accident happened just around the corner from where Bullock was filming scenes from the upcoming movie ‘The Heat.’ No one from the movie crew was injured.