Police are seeking charges against a driver who is accused of intentionally crashing into the top floor of the MBTA's Alewife Parking garage in Cambridge on Saturday.
MBTA Transit police have previously said they believed the 29-year-old driver's actions were intentional. On Thursday they announced they are seeking charges of operating to endanger and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon to wit: glass, steel, concrete, against him. They are also requesting that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles revoke his license.
Police noted that it appears the driver was trying to harm himself. No one else was in the car at the time, but the crash sent a 10,000-pound concrete barrier and other debris onto the station below it, hitting commuters below.
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Red Line service has been suspended at the station for nearly a week, replaced by shuttle buses, while crews made repairs. Service is set to resume Friday morning.
The station's main lobby will remain closed, but riders will be able to access it through the Russell Field headhouse. The MBTA said there will be signage directing riders on where to go.
The parking garage and station below were closed after the crash Saturday, though the T was able to reopen parts of the garage on levels G, 2, 3 and 4 on Wednesday. The fifth level currently remains closed. Because of the limitations, the T is still suggesting riders look for alternate routes and parking if possible.
Shuttle buses have been running between Alewife and Davis stations while crews made repairs.
The Saturday crash on the top floor of the garage flung a 10,000-pound concrete barrier and other debris onto the station below it, prompting officials to close the garage and the station for cleanup efforts.