Elderly man hit by transit bus in Winthrop, police say

Authorities say an elderly Massachusetts man was seriously injured when he was hit by a transit bus on Wednesday afternoon in Winthrop’s Metcalf Square. bus as he walked down Winthrop Street and approached the intersection of Pauline and Hermon streets. “I’m not going to speculate on the circumstances of how it happened at that time,” Sullivan said. injury as a result. “At this point we expect him to survive, but he’s 81 and that’s still a factor,” Sullivan said. Sullivan said the bus involved in the crash is owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. (MBTA) and that it was operated by an employee of Paul Revere Transportation, a company that contracts buses through the MBTA. In a statement, Paul Revere Transportation said the driver driving the bus was turning left onto Hermon Street when the bus hit the elderly man. “Personnel records show the operator is current with all MBTA safety training guidelines and has not been involved in any major incidents during his seven years of service. He will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” the Paul Revere Transportation statement read. Mahmud Suleiman, an employee of Lucky Convenient Mart, told NewsCenter 5 that he did not see the crash, but did see the crash. elderly man below. He said first responders had to use a jack to lift the victim’s bus. “It was really sad. It shook me,” Suleiman said. Sullivan said the Paul Revere Transportation driver will be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard procedure. investigation,” Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said. In a Facebook post, Winthrop officials informed the public that all traffic was being diverted around Metcalf Square due to the accident. Roads are closed at the following intersections: All of Metcalf Square and Winthrop Street, Winthrop and Wadsworth Streets, Hermon and Belcher Streets, and Pauline and Fremont Streets. The crash is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, along with members of the MBTA Transit and Winthrop Police Departments.

An elderly Massachusetts man was seriously injured when he was hit by a transit bus on Wednesday afternoon in Winthrop’s Metcalf Square, authorities say.

MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the victim, an 81-year-old Winthrop man, was struck by the bus as it walked down Winthrop Street and approached the intersection of Pauline and Hermon streets.

“I’m not going to speculate on the circumstances of how it happened at that time,” Sullivan said.

The accident victim was seriously injured in the leg.

“At this point we expect him to survive, but he’s 81 and that’s still a factor,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan said the bus involved in the crash was owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and operated by an employee of Paul Revere Transportation, a company that contracts buses through the MBTA.

In a statement, Paul Revere Transportation said the bus driver was turning left onto Hermon Street when the bus hit the elderly man.

“Personnel records show the operator is current with all MBTA safety training guidelines and has been free of major incidents during seven years of service. He will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of investigation,” read Paul Revere Transportation’s statement. .

Mahmud Suleiman, an employee of Lucky Convenient Mart, told NewsCenter 5 that he did not see the crash, but did see the elderly man under the bus. He said first responders had to use a jack to lift the victim’s bus.

“It was really sad. It shook me,” Suleiman said.

Sullivan said the Paul Revere Transportation driver will undergo drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure.

“We will be looking at all aspects of this, including traffic patterns, steering angles and crossings, as part of our investigation,” Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said.

In a Facebook post, Winthrop officials informed the public that all traffic was being diverted around Metcalf Square due to the accident.

Roads are closed at the following intersections: all Metcalf Square and Winthrop streets, Winthrop and Wadsworth streets, Hermon and Belcher streets, and Pauline and Fremont streets.

The crash is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, as well as members of the MBTA Transit and Winthrop Police Departments.

About Kevin Strickland

Check Also

Uber is bringing shared ride options back to select US cities. Could you save money on public transit?

Image source: Getty Images By sharing an Uber ride, you can save up to 20% …