Officials: MBTA bus driver hit parked car, kept driving
STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials say passengers called 911 after a bus driver hit a parked car and drove away.
The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. Thursday in Melrose. MBTA superintendent Richard Sullivan says the bus was located a short time later in Stoneham.
Sullivan says about a dozen passengers were on board at the time and many of them dialed 911 to report the incident. No injuries were reported.
Sullivan says a preliminary investigation suggests the driver struck a parked vehicle and continued on his route before being stopped by state police. He says the driver, who hasn’t been identified, will be charged with leaving the scene with property damage.
Officials are investigating whether the driver was allegedly operating the bus under the influence of prescription medication.