Crews worked Sunday to repair damage at the MBTA’s Alewife station after a car slammed into a concrete barrier at the parking garage, shattering the station’s glass ceiling panels, according to officials.
As work continues, the parking garage will be closed at least through Monday, and Red Line service “is likely to remain closed for the week while the MBTA works on options to reopen the station,” the MBTA said in a statement Sunday evening.
Shuttle buses are running between Alewife and Davis stations to replace train service. Drivers who use the garage “should seek alternate parking sites,” the MBTA said in the statement.
“The MBTA appreciates the patience of the public as necessary repairs are made,” the agency said.
Overnight, crews removed the 10,000-pound concrete barrier from the roof and continued to clear other debris, according to a tweet by the MBTA.
The agency was examining the roof’s integrity Sunday afternoon and developing a plan to secure it, the tweet said.
The garage was closed to incoming vehicles Saturday afternoon, but drivers with cars parked at the time of the incident were allowed to retrieve them, according to the MBTA.
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, a man crashed his car into the barrier, located at the top floor of the parking garage, causing the vehicle to hang from the edge, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo.
Firefighters at the scene secured the vehicle to stop it from falling into the lobby, according to a tweet by the Cambridge Fire Department.
Preliminary findings indicate the crash was intentional, Pesaturo said.
The driver, only identified as a “middle-aged man,” was unconscious when first responders arrived, according to a Cambridge Fire Department spokesperson. He was transported to the hospital and his current condition is unknown, the spokesperson said.
A 14-year-old girl sustained a non-life-threatening injury after cutting her hand in the lobby, the spokesperson said. Her current condition is unknown, the spokesperson said.
Pesaturo described her injury as “minor.”
Globe correspondent Nick Stoico contributed to this report.
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