The Associated Press

MBTA Driver Facing Charges In Newton Bus Crash

NEWTON, Mass. — Transit police have filed several charges against the driver of a MBTA bus that crashed through a guardrail Sunday, leaving the vehicle’s front end hanging over the Massachusetts Turnpike.

In a photo released by the Newton Fire Department, the front end of an MBTA bus hangs over the Mass Pike Sunday. (Courtesy)

In a photo released by the Newton Fire Department, the front end of an MBTA bus hangs over the Mass Pike Sunday. (Courtesy)

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said Monday police obtained a complaint charging the driver with obstruction of justice, and she also has been cited on charges of operating to endanger, speeding and impeded operation.

Pesaturo said the 42-year-old woman has been with the MBTA for 17 years. She is due in court May 27. Her name wasn’t released.

Police said the bus went over a sidewalk and through the guardrail and safety fencing. State police said it was secured by firefighters and wasn’t in danger of falling. Seven passengers and the driver were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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