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MBTA Bus Driver Charged In Newton Crash Has License Revoked

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Eight people were hurt in the crash, which left the bus dangling over the Mass. Pike, May 18, 2014. (Andrea Courtois/WBZ)

Eight people were hurt in the crash, which left the bus dangling over the Mass. Pike, May 18, 2014. (Andrea Courtois/WBZ)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The Registry of Motor Vehicles has revoked the license of the MBTA bus driver charged in connection with the Newton bus crash that sent several people to the hospital.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Sunday and left the bus teetering over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Nine people, including driver Shanna Shaw, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

On Wednesday, MBTA Transit Police requested that Shaw’s license be revoked under the Immediate Threat Provision. Under Massachusetts General Laws, the RMV has the authority to suspend or revoke a license if there is a direct threat to public safety.

The MBTA said Wednesday, Shaw has been suspended from the MBTA without pay as a result of her license being revoked.

WBZ-TV spotted Boston Police officers at Shaw’s home, Wednesday morning, attempting to serve her the license revocation.

On Monday, Shaw was charged with several motor vehicle charges including negligent driving and speeding in connection with the crash. According to an MBTA Transit Police report obtained by WBZ-TV on Tuesday, Shaw blames the crash on a sneeze but also admitted to holding her cell phone in her hand and another, unidentified object, in her other hand at the time of the crash.

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