Local family pulled from overturned car by Transit Police
(FOX25 / MyFoxBoston) Ted Daniel
A Roxbury family is recovering after being pulled from their overturned car in the Tip O'Neil Tunnel by Transit Police on Wednesday.
Police tell FOX 25 Edward Butler was driving in the tunnel with his 5-year-old child, Jocelyn, when his 2002 Kia unexpectedly accelerated. Butler lost control of the car and it hit the wall of the tunnel, spun several times, and flipped over landing on its roof.
Two officers, identified as Detective Guilfoy and Officer Dumas, were driving in the tunnel and witnessed the incident. While Officer Dumas called Transit Police, Detective Guilfoy smashed the windows of the vehicle with a crowbar to extricate the passengers.
Witnesses at the scene also assisted the officers during the rescue.
Butler and Jocelyn were transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment. Butler was given a ticket for the crash. He tells FOX 25 he heard a loud noise come from his vehicle before he lost control, but he doesn't know what caused the wreck.