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Seven people hurt in Uphams Corner crash involving MBTA bus and car

(Boston 25 News)

Seven people were injured when a car collided with an MBTA bus in Uphams Corner in Dorchester on Thursday morning, officials said.

Boston EMS was alerted to the crash at the intersection of Columbia Road and Dudley Street at 6:10 a.m., EMS Lieutenant Patrick Rose said.

Rose said seven people suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

MBTA spokesman Joseph Pesaturo said the accident occurred when a car ran a red light and then smashed into the bus operating on T bus line 15.

MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said investigators currently believe “the operator of the motor vehicle disregarded a red light and crashed into an MBTA bus. Minor injuries reported.”

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The operator of the bus “was not at fault,’’ Sullivan said.

The intersection was closed to traffic after the crash, but one lane has since reopened, Sullivan said.

This is a breaking story and will be updated when more information becomes available.


Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.