MBTA Alewife Station Closed After Car Crash On Parking Garage Roof

Photo: Cambridge Fire Department

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA Alewife Station in Cambridge remains closed after a vehicle crashed into a barrier on the roof of the station's parking garage Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The crash left a car overhanging the edge of the roof and sent debris falling through the station's glass ceiling and into the lobby.

The MBTA first tweeted about the crash at 1:54 p.m., saying that the station was "temporarily closed due to an auto accident with the building structure."

At 2:15 p.m., Cambridge Fire Department released photos of the accident and said a person was injured in the crash, though the person's identity and the severity of their injuries are unknown at this time.

Shuttle buses are replacing Red Line service between Alewife and Davis due to the crash. The MBTA said structural engineers were on their way to Alewife to inspect the station's infrastructure. It is not known when the station will reopen.

The motorist’s actions were intentional, according to Transit Police.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content