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Philadelphia Bus Accident Sends Seven to Hospital

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

Multiple sources are reporting that at least seven passengers were injured on Monday when a SEPTA bus driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a bank, according to authorities.

Details about the Bus Accident

The bus was near the intersection of Old York Road and Nedro Avenue when the accident happened around noon, according to police. The bus hit the corner of a PNC bank building and cause structural damage to the building, which caused the building to be evacuated.

According to the police, the driver of the SEPTA bus was adjusting the lift on the back of the bus and had apparently failed to secure the braking system on the vehicle.

Seven of the passengers on the bus were transported to the Einstein Medical Center at Temple University Hospital with minor injuries, but were expected to be released soon.

A spokeswoman from SEPTA, Kristin Geiger, said that investigators had not yet determined what exactly caused the driver of the bus to lose control at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Large Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States involving large trucks and buses:

  • 3,964 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks and buses in 2013.
  • Nearly 80 percent of all fatal accidents involving large trucks happen on a weekday.
  • There were an estimated 95,000 people injured in bus and large truck accidents in the United States in 2013.

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