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  • At Least Four Passengers Injured in Philadelphia SEPTA Bus Crash

    bus accidentOn December 15th, a SEPTA bus and a car collided at an intersection in Philadelphia, leaving at least four passengers injured. The crash happened early Friday morning in the Hunting Park neighborhood at North 10th and West Luzerne streets.

    Local news hovered overhead a short time later and reported that a passenger was still in the crashed bus. The transit agency stated that four bus passengers complained of injuries. The passengers’ injuries were not life-threatening, according to SEPTA.

    While law enforcement and SEPTA investigated the accident, Philadelphia drivers were advised to avoid the area. Reports allege that the car’s driver may have run a red light at the intersection. This is just the latest crash involving the SEPTA transit agency.

    The wave of SEPTA accidents started in December 2021 when a SEPTA trolley and a freight train crashed during an early morning commute in Darby, Pennsylvania. Six people on board were injured and taken to the hospital, including the trolley driver. This past July, a string of five accidents involving a SEPTA vehicle occurred in one week. The first accident occurred when two SEPTA buses collided on Roosevelt Boulevard in North Philadelphia, causing 19 injuries and the death of a 72-year-old passenger.

    One death and dozens of injuries and hospitalizations have resulted due to SEPTA accidents. Despite the SEPTA’s implementation of extra safety measures after the pattern of crashes, Philadelphia bus riders have expressed frustration about the inconvenience and disruption in the SEPTA service in Philadelphia.

    If you were injured in a SEPTA accident, Galfand Berger LLP is here to help. Call us at 800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania, we serve clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Allentown and Harrisburg.

    1-800-222-USWA (8792)