22 people injured in Philadelphia SEPTA bus accident on Friday
CBS 3 Philadelphia reported that twenty people were hurt in a SEPTA bus accident on Friday in Center City, Philadelphia. Philly.com reported that a car collided with the SEPTA bus after it ran a red light.
Six individuals were taken to hospitals in stretchers after the SEPTA bus accident. Additionally, twelve people were taken to the hospital after the multi-vehicle collision in Center City, Philadelphia.
A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a white 2011 Mazda ran a red light and crashed into the Route 23 SEPTA bus at 11th and Vine, around 5:00 p.m. After the collision, the bus jumped a curb, sent a traffic light flying 75 feet down the block, hit three parked cars, and scraped the side of a church before coming to a stop. Thankfully, no pedestrians were injured.
One witness stated the SEPTA bus “slammed into the wall and kept going. Some lady had to jump out of her seat and go and stop the bus because he was out of it after that. The lady that was driving this white car, she was in the wrong all the way.”
SEPTA reports that twenty-two people were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda, a 25-year-old woman, and a passenger, a 29-year-old woman, reported head and neck pain and were taken to Hahnemann Hospital. All are thankful the collision did not involve fatalities. One passenger stated to CBS 3 that “it was scary as hell. It was really scary. Your life really does flash before your eyes. I’m just happy nobody died.”
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