GULPH MILLS, Pa.— Another accident involving a SEPTA bus and two other vehicles occurred in Montgomery County last Wednesday night. Rescue crews had to be called to the scene of the incident.
The three-car accident took place around 7:00 p.m. on the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway near the Gulph Mills exit. According to the Pennsylvania State Police and SEPTA officials, the Route 123 bus was in stop-and-go traffic when the crash occurred.
The bus hit a vehicle, then that vehicle hit another vehicle. Four people on the bus were taken to area hospitals but they had non life-threatening injuries.
A SEPTA spokeswoman said that the SEPTA Route 123 bus was traveling eastbound when it involved in a three-car accident on I-76 Wednesday night near Exit 330. There were four passengers on the bus who were all taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. There is no word right now on injuries to passengers in the other cars.
Pending investigation, no identities of the persons involved in the accident were given out to the media.
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 our 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.
Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced Philadelphia Injury Lawyer now for a free consultation.
Link – http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8826395 Link – http://www.septa.org/service/bus/