An MBTA RIDE van and a pickup truck collided near the intersection of Walnut
and Elm streets in Saugus on September 22, 2014 as reported in the
Boston Globe causing multiple injuries and disrupting traffic.
Injured victims involving the Ride should understand that often the MBTA
is subcontracting the van driver work to private companies. This means
that many RIDE drivers are not MBTA employees.
People who are injured in a collision involving the RIDE need to be sure to include these sub-contractors in
any injury claim they are pursuing. If possible, injured passengers should
do all they can to get their own witness information as well as take the
name of all operators involved in a collision. Taking photos with a cell
phone also may be of critical assistance later in assessing fault and
the intensity of any collision impact.