BOSTON (CBS) – A woman was struck and killed by a shuttle bus on Huntington Avenue Tuesday morning.

Authorities have identified the woman as Simin Arad, 50, of Boston.

Boston police say the woman was walking near the Museum of Fine Arts just before 9 a.m. when she was hit by a Longwood Medical Area shuttle bus.

WBZ-TV’s Ron Sanders reports

She was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she died a short time later.

WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens reports

Police Superintendent William Evans told WBZ-TV it appears to be a tragic accident. Weather was not likely a factor because the street was clear.

It’s not known if the woman was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash.

The bus driver was shaken up and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment. Standard drug and alcohol tests will also be conducted.

The bus is operated by Paul Revere Transportation, which issued this statement  after the crash.

“Paul Revere Transportation is deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy that took place this morning. Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the family of the victim. Paul Revere is cooperating fully with the accident investigation.”

Comments (14)
  1. Rich Clancey says:

    Anyone who works in the area has had close calls with these shuttle buses. The drivers are among the most reckless and irresponsible in Boston. Not all of them, I’m sure, but the bad ones should be taken off the road.

  2. cynic says:

    The Childrens Hospital Drivers are the worst….Maybe the police are not aware of it but Motorists are required to yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks. Have they ever written a ticket on Hunbtington? I doubt it.

  3. cynic says:

    Some common offenders are Police Cars and city trucks.

  4. Italo says:

    I find the safest-driving seem to be the Mass. General Partners shuttles.. Some of the worst “public” drivers..? Hands-down, the red vans with the Pupil license plates and School Bus roof signs–always speeding wherever you see them.

  5. Lynda Beaulieu says:

    I see so many people crossing when they shouldn’t be – i.e. when the “Don’t Walk” signal is solid red. Pedestrians need to use common sense and follow traffic controls too.

    I do not know what the details are in this case, so all I can say is that I’m very sad for both parties at this time of year. My thoughts and prayer go out to their families.

  6. Scooby says:

    It seems this time of the year brings out our most inconsiderate drivers. Speeding to not allow a pedestrian or fellow operators cross. Pretending you don’t see this is laughable. Talking on your cell phones while having tunnel vision…please I see you are a joke…drivers wake up and show a little more curtosy on the road..!!!!

    1. aili says:

      I am agee with your comments

  7. J says:

    its sad that had to happen. we could all be a little more carefull out there tough pedestrian or driver… sometimes its more than just who is right or wrong we need to care more bout our life and others so drive carefully look before you cross… either way accidents will always happen

  8. Tim says:

    People should not jump to conclusions or imply on here that it was either parties fault until you are aware of the facts. Those comments implying that the bus driver is inept are going to look pretty stupid when the facts of the case come out.

    1. A Surgeon says:

      The fact of the case is that a human, a doctor a researcher was killed.Do you know that the cause of death of Dr Arad was Aortic rupture . The deceleration force to cause this problem,The bus speed have to be at least 60 miles per hour.
      In my opinion the driver did not see her and could not stop the bus after hitting.
      In my opinion the bus driver is %100 guilty. Please remember the painful times of her sons and husband.

      1. safavi says:

        You are Correct

  9. Ali says:

    Dr Simin arad a dermatologist and top cancer researcher killed by a unqualified bus driver .The bus driver and company hired him are responsible for this tragic accident.It is realy hard times for Dr arad’s sons,husband and relatives.

  10. jeff says:

    Paul Revere bus company hires cheap and unquqlified drivers.The bus mpany is responsile for compensation

  11. Mark says:

    Great Woman Hit, Killed By Shuttle Bus On Huntington Ave. « CBS Boston site, really like it . I will pass it on to others Keep up the good content, Blogger, very interesting.

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