MBTA transit police are investigating a bus crash that occurred last Monday in Lynn, Massachusetts and left John Pappas, of Lynn, with serious leg injuries. The 48-year-old man was struck by an MBTA bus and was listed in stable condition (as of last week) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors performed emergency surgery after the bus accident.
Soon after the 2:34 pm accident, Pappas’ loved ones arrived at the scene. They found debris, including the clothes and shoes of the victim, strewn on the street next to a parked car.
Lynn Police and Transit Police questioned he bus driver, Ceferino Rosa, also of Lynn, as well as passengers who were riding the Route 436 bus from Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers to Central Square in Lynn. The bus accident occurred on a side street that runs between Chestnut Street and Ford Street in Lynn. The bus had taken a detour, since Chestnut Street was closed in directions for construction.
Police blocked off the street late into the evening of last Monday so they could examine the scene of the accident.
Police identify bus crash victim and driver, The Daily Item, August 13, 2008
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