MBTA bus Stephen Griswold, 30, of Franklin. Photo: TPD

A Franklin man is due in court for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs Tuesday and colliding with an MBTA bus, sending more than a dozen passengers to the hospital.

Stephen Griswold, 30, was arrested after police took him in for questioning following the crash, which happened around 10:40 a.m. on Route 28 in Randolph.


According to Transit Police, Griswold's 2006 Ford 500 was traveling in the southbound lane when the vehicle crossed the double yellow line and collided head on with a Route 240 bus.

A nearby surveillance camera captured the crash. The video is available on YouTube.

Thirty-four passengers were on board, T Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said, of which 13 were transported to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, including back and neck discomfort.

Photographs taken at the scene show front end damage to both the Ford and the bus. Griswold's car came to rest on a nearby sidewalk.

Griswold allegedly told investigators that he became dizzy prior to the accident, Pesaturo said.

He is due to be arraigned Wednesday at Quincy District Court.

Just minutes before the Randolph crash, another T bus was involved in an accident that resulted in injury.

A pedestrian was struck around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday on Dudley Street near East Cottage Street in Roxbury, Transit Police Lt. Michael Shea told the Boston Globe.

Shea said the man, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

The incident is being investigated.

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