Man Accused of Punching Bus Driver to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Sixteen people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries in the crash

The man accused of assaulting a bus driver and causing a crash in Randolph, Massachusetts will undergo a mental health evaluation before appearing in court again, a judge said Tuesday. 

Prosecutors said Matthew Young, 24, attacked the driver Monday after he was not allowed to disembark between stops. The driver, identified in court paperwork as Denis Pierre, blacked out from the blow and crashed into another car, the prosecution said. Sixteen people were injured in the crash. 

Young was ordered to be held without bail before a dangerousness hearing next Monday. 

The Boston man is facing charges including assault and battery on a bus driver, assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury and a felony charge of wrongful interference of operation of a vehicle carrying passengers.

The assault caused the bus driver to rear-end a car and hit a utility police on North Main Street, according to police. Those hurt in the crash included both drivers, a 10-year-old boy and a passenger in the car.

Those injured suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Young is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

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