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Five people injured in crash with MBTA bus, 2 cars

Five people were injured Thursday afternoon when two cars and an MBTA bus collided in Roslindale, according to Transit Police.

A Route 32 bus was traveling south on Hyde Park Avenue at about 1 p.m. when a 2016 Volkswagen Passat driving in front of the bus tried to take a right turn onto Canterbury Street, Transit Police said in a statement.

A pedestrian suddenly entered the crosswalk at the intersection, so the driver of the Volkswagen braked abruptly, Transit Police said. The bus rear ended the Volkswagen, which rolled forward and hit a pedestrian and a Ford Escape stopped in traffic.

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All five injuries are non life-threatening, and there was only one passenger on board the bus.

Four people were transported to hospitals for treatment, the Boston Fire Department said in a tweet.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Transit Police detectives, who do not believe speed was a factor.


Alyssa Meyers can be reached at alyssa.meyers@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.