BALTIMORE - It happened at around 9:30 this morning at one of, if not the busiest, transportation hubs in the city -- Mondawmin Mall.
The bus hit the shelter so hard that it was knocked about six feet forward. Glass shattered and the steel frame was twisted off its mounts that were bolted into the sidewalk. The concrete curb was also chipped from where the 10-ton, 60-foot long articulated bus slammed into it.
Transit police say the bus drifted during a shift change between drivers.
Witnesses say the driver of the bus was in the back of the bus when it began to roll forward.
The MTA says at this point they're still trying to sort things out and their investigation
"We want to know what happened we've got MTA police investigating this as well as our safety team the operator has been taken to Concentra to be tested for drugs and alcohol we'll interview that operator we'll also talked to eye witnesses and use what video evidence we have." MTA Spokesman Terry Owens says.
Now late Thursday Owens told ABC 2 News that after reviewing that video evidence investigators say that preliminary results indicate that this is possibly a case of driver error.
He says the driver of the bus who's been with MTA for 15 years is helping with the investigation.
The MTA says that all seven people injured were treated and released from area hospitals.
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