Dartmouth Coach bus strikes, kills a man at Logan

  • Passengers wait to board the Dartmouth Coach in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 19, 2005. (Valley News - David Barreda) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. David M. Barreda—Valley News - David M. Barreda

Published: 3/28/2023 9:38:51 AM
Modified: 3/28/2023 9:39:36 AM

BOSTON (AP) — A man struck and killed by a Dartmouth Coach bus at Boston’s Logan International Airport was a 47-year-old Lexington resident who had gone to the airport to pick up a friend, Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday.

Vishwachand Kolla was standing outside his SUV parked curbside at the Terminal B lower level roadway at about 5 p.m. Monday when the Dartmouth Coach bus made contact with him, according to the preliminary state police investigation.

He was dragged along the driver’s side of his vehicle and sustained severe injuries, state police said.

An off-duty nurse who was at the scene attempted lifesaving measures as did responding personnel from the Massport Fire Department and Boston EMS, but Kolla was pronounced dead at the scene.

The bus driver, a 54-year-old woman whose name was not made public, declined medical treatment and was interviewed by state police troopers.

Dartmouth Coach operates out of a main terminal in Lebanon off Exit 18 on Interstate 89. It offers multiple trips per day between the Upper Valley and Logan Airport in Boston. It also has a daily route to New York.

The investigation to determine whether criminal charges are warranted is ongoing.

“Our deepest sympathies are with everyone impacted by this evening’s incident at Logan Airport,” Dartmouth Coach said in a statement. “We’re working in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police and Massport to gather further information.”

The state Department of Public Utilities, which regulates the commercial bus industry, also responded to the scene.

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