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MBTA Bus Strikes Elderly Woman in Uphams Corner 2/10/14

On Monday, February 10, 2014, an MBTA bus struck an elderly woman in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester.  EMT's transported the woman to Boston Medical Center in serious condition.  T police cordoned off the crime scene, tested the driver, and brought in both homicide and accident reconstruction teams.  The driver, highly distraught, was taken to a hospital for treatment.




On Monday, 2/10/14, a woman in her 70's was hit by an MBTA bus just after 11:35 am as she was crossing Columbia Rd.  According to Joseph O’Connor, superintendent-in-chief of the MBTA Transit Police, the bus driver was on Dudley Street, making a left onto Columbia Road when he struck the woman.  The unidentified woman was transported to Boston Medical Center with very serious injuries.

MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner

According to WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens, the bus driver was very upset at the scene, telling people ‘I never saw her.’  He was taken to a hospital for stress-related ailments.

O'Connor said the T police were following their standard procedures:
  • They were carrying out “an active crime scene investigation” in the crosswalk
  • The crash scene was cordoned off with police tape well into the afternoon
  • T police accident reconstruction team were carrying out their investigation
  • The driver’s blood was tested for alcohol and drugs

T police are looking into solar glare as a possible factor in the accident.  Homicide detectives were also sent to the scene of the accident due to its severity. MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith said as of Monday evening, she was in critical condition.

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MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner

MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner

MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner MBTA bus strikes elderly woman in Uphams Corner


Posted: February 12, 2014     Nancy J Conrad


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Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I thought I'd share with you a picture I took (and added arrows & words to) to show the problem with the walk lights at Dudley & Columbia in case you'd like a visual to show how the walk lights are on when there's moving traffic.  I've posted this on facebook and tried tweeting it at the City.  Trying to disseminate it until someone takes action.

Deidra MacLeod
Loan Officer
Dorchester Bay EDC

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