MBTA Police Release Footage of Randolph Bus Crash
MBTA Transit Police released video footage of a bus crash in Randolph that injured more than a dozen people and led to the arrest of a man who was allegedly under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision.
According to police officials, around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday a route 240 bus that was traveling northbound on North Main Street in Randolph was struck head-on by Stephen Griswold, 30, of Franklin, who was driving in the opposite direction.
Police said Griswold, who was later taken into custody for operating under the influence of drugs, was behind the wheel of a Ford 500 sedan when his vehicle suddenly crossed the double yellow line in the roadway on route 28 and smashed into the MBTA bus.
At the time of the crash there were 34 people on board the bus, police said. Thirteen people were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, including neck and back discomfort, according to a police report.
In the video released by Transit Police, Griswold’s car can be seen hitting the bus before bouncing off of it and landing sideways on a nearby sidewalk.
Griswold is expected to be arraigned sometime Wednesday at Quincy District Court to face charges in connection with the accident.