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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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  • http://twitter.com/cbass8 Catherine Bassett

    EVERY DAY I see at least one MBTA bus do something dangerous – running red lights at high speeds, ignoring stop signs.   Something has to be done.

    • NOTsamWalton

       Yes, the sceduals have to be modified so stat they can be leagaly driven with today’s trafic signals and congestion.  On some cards the trip times have not been adjusted for decades. 

  • Rachel Theys

    Though I’m thankful no one was hurt, my car was TOTALLED just last week by an MBTA bus. It was parked right outside where I live on Washington St. in the South End. (Silver Line)
    Time to slow down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696530609 Jason Baade

    I had no idea they ticketed busses!

  • J__o__h__n

    Perhaps MBTA Police Chief Paul McMillan needs to record an announcement to tell drivers to not hit people and if they do to not drive away.  They can call it the “Hit Someone Say Something” campaign.

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