MBTA Bus Driver To Face Charges In Thursday Morning Accident
An MBTA bus driver will face charges after striking a Parking Enforcement Officer in Kenmore Square.
An MBTA bus driver was arrested after striking a Boston Transportation Department Parking Enforcement Officer in Kenmore Square Thursday morning.
Lataria Milton, 34, is being charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Operating to Endanger and will be arraigned tomorrow in Roxbury District Court.
According to MBTA Director of Communications, Joe Pesaturo, witnesses told police the incident began shortly after 8:00 a.m. when a Route 65 bus operator tried to avoid being ticketed for stopping in a no-standing zone on Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square.
Pesaturo said that the Boston Transportation Department employee walked over to the driver’s side of the bus and prepared to ticket the bus operator, who then drove the bus forward, allegedly striking the BTD employee.
Pesaturo said the supervisor was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Witnesses told police that after the bus made contact with the BTD employee’s van, the bus moved forward, striking the rear of a vehicle that was stopped before the traffic light. Witnesses told police the bus pushed one car into a second car.
Pesaturo said the 34-year old bus driver, who has been with the MBTA for 10 years, is undergoing the standard post-accident screening for drugs or alcohol.