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Traffic Officer Hit By MBTA Bus In Kenmore Square

An off-duty MBTA bus pushed two vehicles into the median in Kenmore Square during an accident Thursday morning. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)

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.

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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.

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