One person was killed and several others were injured in Philadelphia on Thursday after a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority bus crashed into a home in the city’s Northeast side.
Authorities are calling this a freak accident, CBS Philadelphia reports.
Chaos erupted in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday night at the intersection of Frankford and Morrell Avenues when a SEPTA bus ran a red light shortly after 6 p.m., hitting two cars, before crashing into a home, authorities say.
Police say the bus had at least 10 passengers on board as it was traveling eastbound on Morrell Avenue. Upon making a turn onto Frankford Avenue, it ran into a white Lincoln. The woman driving that Lincoln then hit a red Ford Fusion that was going northbound on Frankford.
The authorities said that three people sitting in the front of the home that the bus crashed into. The bus hit a 21-year-old woman, and 28-year old man who were both taken to the hospital. A 53-year old man who was hit died instantly.
The 49-year-old bus driver was also taken to the hospital.
Damage was suffered to the front of the home. Licenses and Inspections will be on scene to look at the physical integrity of the home, but that pales in comparison when a life was lost enjoying a summer day outside.
Detectives spent the early part of the evening looking through internal and external video from the bus. That video will provide the real story about what happened.
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