The low-clearing East Street MBTA commuter rail bridge in Westwood, MA tore off the roof of an MBTA bus this past Saturday afternoon.
According to Westwood Fire Department Captain Richard Cerrullo, the MBTA bus driver was lost and had strayed from his regular route of making shuttle stops between the Readville and Dedham commuter rail stations when the bus accident happened. Officials say that the bus was unoccupied at the time of the bus crash.
Cerrullo indicated that the evacuation measures taken at a nearby Roche Bros. store, the Westwood Little League Fields, and several nearby houses were only precautionary and done in response to the leaking of the compressed natural gas that was used to fuel the bus. Haz-Mat teams were not brought to the scene of the bus accident.
The East Street Bridge underpass, clearly marked with “Low Clearance” signs, has been the site of many accidents over the years involving trucks, but this was the first accident involving an MBTA bus.
MBTA Spokeswoman Lydia Rivera said that the MBTA and transit police would be investigating the bus accident for further details.
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