Saturday, 2:15 PM
MBTA bus crashes after driver suffers medical emergency
By Globe Staff
An MBTA driver suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel in Revere this morning, lost control of his bus, and crashed, according to a transit spokesman.
Three people included the 43-year-old driver were rushed to the hospital. The Route 119 bus was on Malden Street at 8 a.m. when it veered onto Washington Avenue, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
The bus hit a parked car, three utility poles, a hydrant, a fire box, a tree, and a sign for St. Mary’s church. It skidded across a lawn before coming to a rest against a guard rail, Pesaturo said.
The driver was dazed and disoriented when an ambulance arrived and took him to Massachusetts General Hospital. It was not immediately clear what type of medical emergency was suffered by the driver, who has been driving an MBTA bus for 22 years.
The two passengers on the bus were taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after reporting neck and back pain, Pesaturo said.
A transit police accident reconstruction unit is investigating the crash.
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