SOUTH PHILADELPHIA — An early Sunday morning crash was reported to the police that involved a car and a SEPTA bus. The Police are investigating a collision which happened early Sunday morning between a SEPTA bus and a car on Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
According to police report, the incident occurred at around 5:30 o’clock in the morning. The operator of a Chevrolet Camaro was traveling eastward along South Street when he struck the side of a SEPTA bus which was traveling south on Broad Street.
Fortunately, the SEPTA bus had only three passengers at the time of the crash. However, one male victim was delivered to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for treatment. The medical staff said that he sustained non- life threatening injuries. There were no other victims of the crash.
No identity of the individuals involved in the crash was given out to the media. Authorities are investigating the cause of the collision. They would like to find out what caused the car to leave the lane and hit the sides of the SEPTA bus. They want to learn the condition of the driver; if he was driving DUI or under medication.
The SEPTA bus fleet runs approximately 1400 buses which operate out of nine (9) depots throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Bus routes serve a number of neighborhoods and even more destinations throughout the region. Routes are designed to connect at nearby intersections; along with terminals, loops and transportation centers. Buses do not all have seatbelts and even when they do, wearing them is rarely enforced causing a greater hazard for passengers. Seat belt laws exist in all 50 states.
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