State Police report the bus crashed through a guardrail and fencing over the westbound turnpike on Washington Street this morning.
There is NO threat of bus falling down onto the Mass Pike as it has been secured by Newton Fire Department.
The westbound onramp to the turnpike is shut as well as the turnpike's right lane due to debris - and the chance more might fall as the bus is removed.
Transit Police have this to say about the 7:35 a.m. incident:
A Route 57 MBTA bus with approximately 10 passengers on board was traveling on the overpass in Newton Corner (Gateway Center) when the bus veered to the left colliding with the guardrail. 7 passengers and the bus operator have been transported to local area hospitals with NON life threatening injuries. Transit Police detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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