Latest SEPTA Bus Crash Involves a Philadelphia Pedestrian
August 24, 2023
Another SEPTA bus crash is under investigation in Philadelphia. A pedestrian walked into the side of a Route 3 bus in the city’s Kensington neighborhood, SEPTA said. CBS News captured video of the SEPTA bus at Kensington Avenue and East Clearfield Street. According to SEPTA, the bus operator followed proper procedures, and the pedestrian refused medical attention.
This latest crash follows a string of different accidents involving SEPTA transportation in the Philadelphia area. In July, there were five collisions in one week that involved SEPTA buses or trolleys.
The pattern of crashes prompted SEPTA to implement extra safety measures that started last week. Bus and trolley drivers are being pulled from their regular duties to undergo mandatory safety training. Public transportation authority officials warned SEPTA riders to anticipate delays for the next eight weeks.
Despite the recent wave of dangerous crashes, bus riders have expressed frustration about the inconvenience. One rider referred to the disruption in SEPTA service as a Philadelphia crisis, even though the delays are related to public safety.
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