MBTA Bus Crashes Into Movie Truck Near Sandra Bullock Set In Roxbury
BOSTON (CBS) – A bus driver and 14 passengers were hurt in an MBTA bus crash near a Sandra Bullock movie set in Roxbury Monday morning.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
It happened just outside Roxbury District Court at Harrison and Warren Streets around 9:30 a.m.
The Route 28 bus hit a parked truck that’s part of a movie production crew shooting the new Bullock film “The Heat”.
It’s not clear yet what caused the crash.
Most of the passengers were thrown to the floor by the impact. The front windshield of the bus was also caved in.
The entrance to the bus was wedged into the back left corner of the truck so it took awhile to get everyone out.
“It looks like everybody on the bus was transported to the hospital,” said Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Susan Schiller.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo told WBZ-TV most of the injured had neck and back pain.
There are no reports of any serious injuries.
According to WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens, Bullock was in a building across the street shooting a scene and was not involved in the crash.
“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 to see if there were any pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles or any other type of traffic or vehicle in the street that might have contributed to this accident,” said Transit Police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor.
The movie production truck had the proper permits to be on the street and had been there for several days.
Records show the 33-year-old bus driver has operated on Rte. 28 since at least 2010. Her bus traveled by the movie production truck earlier in the morning without incident.
MBTA officials said that since her hire in 2007, the driver has never been involved in a “preventable” accident.