Nine People Injured, One Killed After Car Hits MBTA Bus In Randolph
RANDOLPH (CBS) — A 24-year-old Roxbury man has died after police say he rear-ended an MBTA bus, stopped at a bus stop.Nine people on the bus were injured, while the driver of the car was killed. Here's what the vehicles looked like:
It happened Sunday morning on Route 28.
That's a late model Infiniti with side curtain air bags, crumple zones, etc. And it is pretty well crushed up front, with sufficient force that the driver perished despite all those safety measures.
LOOK AT THE BUS.
I think if you look *really* close at the bumper you can see where it's turned up a little bit, most likely where the Infiniti's ENGINE hit it. That is what happens when a 3500 pound car hits a 14 ton bus. In this case, size really does matter.
Now, in this case in particular, the bus was actually at a bus stop. It's hard to fathom how someone could rear end a bus at a stop hard enough to die in the impact, unless they weren't paying attention and didn't see that the bus was stopped and hit it at full speed. I also wonder if the driver was wearing his seat belt or not; it would certainly have been a factor if he hadn't.
Physics: That which doesn't kill you means you got lucky...
That is all.