Roxbury bus crash: 911 calls, video reveal ‘unbelievable’ scene
While Transit police continued their investigation into the bizarre bus crash in Roxbury on Monday afternoon, T officials released the emergency calls that provide a glimpse of the chaos that ensued for those on board.
“Got my head smashed into the window,” the Route 15 driver told dispatch over his radio after the 3:15 p.m. crash on Dudley Street.
Passengers said a group of young men assaulted the driver who tried to get them to leave after they were smoking on the bus.
“They were hitting him,” said a passenger who called Transit police. “Oh my God. It’s unbelievable.”
The woman also told police her asthma forced her to leave the bus.
When the bus crashed, a man’s leg became pinned between the building and the bus. Fire crews freed him after about 40 minutes. Several people, including the driver, suffered injuries that were not life threatening.
A T spokesman said yesterday afternoon no arrests had been made.
Amateur video taken just after the accident further shows the chaotic scene. (WARNING: Video contains explicit language.)
You can listen to the recordings below: