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21 Injured in Pennsylvania Bus Crash

Lilibeth Ramirez2 years ago

21 people were injured in a vehicle accident on Friday in Montgomery County.

About the Montgomery County Accident

According to ABC Action News, a SEPTA bus (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) was rear-ended by a Pepsi truck causing 21 individuals to be injured.

The crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Route 611 and Meetinghouse Road in Cheltenham Township. The accident involved a route 55 bus traveling to Olney from the Willow Grove/Doylestown area in Pennsylvania.

The injuries sustained by the bus passengers were minor; however, the Pepsi truck driver’s head collided with the windshield as a result of failing to wear a seatbelt. The bus passengers were checked for neck and back injuries at several hospitals.

It is expected to take time to clear the scene because the engine of the bus, located in the back of the vehicle, was damaged in the crash.

The crash is currently under investigation.

Motor Vehicle Accident Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided the following information:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 5-34 in the United States.
  • 1 in 7 people do not wear safety belts.
  • 53% of drivers and passengers killed in car crashes in 2009 were not wearing restraints.
  • Adult seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.

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