(Update) Woman hit, severely injured by MBTA bus in Dorchester

A pedestrian was hit by an MBTA bus in Upham's Corner, Dorchester. (Photo: KidFrank.com)
A pedestrian was hit by an MBTA bus in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester. Credit: KidFrank.com

An elderly Dorchester woman was severely injured Monday when she was struck by a Route 41 MBTA bus in Uphams Corner.

She was hit near 595 Columbia Road around 11:35 a.m., as the bus was making a left hand turn from Dudley Street, according to MBTA Transit Police Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O’Connor.

It is not clear what caused the crash, but investigators are looking at all possible causes, including solar glare.

“Investigators are looking at all factors to try and determine what happened, but no cause has been determined at this time,” O’Connor said.

The victim, 70, was taken to Boston Medical Center with “very serious injuries,” O’Connor said.

There was no update available on her condition.

The driver was also taken to the hospital, though he had no visible injuries, and was subjected to drug and alcohol testing as is standard procedure in an accident of this nature.

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