Pedestrian may have been running toward bus that hit him
An MBTA bus was traveling at a low rate of speed down Huntington Avenue shortly after midnight. when it hit a man now in the ICU, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
State Police homicide investigators have joined MBTA Transit Police in trying to figure out what happened on Huntington Avenue near the Prudential Center because there is a possibility the victim, identified only as a 54-year-old man, could die, the DA's office say.
According to a statement:
Preliminary findings suggest that the bus was travelling at a low rate of speed at the time of the collision. Civilian witnesses told investigators that the victim was seen running toward the bus as the bus was turning onto Ring Road. The operator of the bus told investigators that he felt an impact and immediately stopped the bus.
The bus driver, 50, will undergo routine drug and alcohol testing, although investigators did not find any preliminary evidence he was impaired, according to the DA's office.