Cab Driver Badly Injured in Accident at Hyde Park Auto Body Shop

An investigation is underway after a cab driver was badly injured in an accident at an auto body shop in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the man's pelvis was crushed when a worker at C&V Automotive on Hyde Park Avenue hit him while backing a car into the auto shop. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The victim, Jean A. Thermora of Waltham, Massachusetts, is in surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, according to family.

The worker who was moving a car didn't check the brakes before reversing and couldn't stop, relatives of Thermora said.

Police initially said the victim was a worker.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Boston Fire and Boston Inspectional Services all responded to the scene.

Police tape was seen covering the open garage door bay at the auto shop. Officials said the auto shop may not have had the proper permits and licenses and will be closed pending an investigation.

Neighbors said an auto repair operation had been running out of the building for some time and a sign for the business just went up over the summer.

A car that was involved in the accident was towed from the scene, along with about five others that were inside the auto shop.

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