On December 18, 2016 at approximately 2:25pm in the vicinity of 178 Elm Street in Everett a Route 110 MBTA bus was involved in an accident involving a pedestrian. A preliminary investigation by Transit Police detectives suggest the following: an MBTA bus operator, after having stopped in a dedicated authorized bus stop, was in the process of pulling away. The MBTA bus' speed at the time was approximately 3 to 5 miles per hour. At this time a male, a 58 year old resident of Boston, exited from a local area business and began to chase after the bus. The male ran off the sidewalk, entered into the street and began hitting the back of the bus in a apparent attempt to gain the operator's attention so he could board the bus. In doing so the male lost his balance and fell onto the street and partially under the bus. At this point in time the bus made contact with the male's leg.
The male sustained a NON life threatening injury and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
The incident remains under investigation at this time, however preliminary investigation suggests the bus operator's actions did NOT contribute to the incident.
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