BOSTON Update at 3:15 p.m.: The bus driver, Lataria Milton, has been arrested and faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and operating to endanger. Milton will be arraigned Friday.
Authorities say an MBTA bus driver apparently trying to avoid getting a parking ticket struck the parking enforcement officer with her bus as she drove away before causing damage to two cars.
Officials say the bus was in a no-stopping zone in Kenmore Square just before 9 a.m. Thursday when a supervisor with the Boston Transportation Department prepared to write a ticket.
The bus driver drove off, striking the officer, who was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. The bus then struck one car, pushing it into a second, causing extensive damage to both.
The bus driver was questioned at the scene and will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing given whenever an MBTA worker is involved in a crash.
No names were released.