Philadelphia, PA (April 27, 2023) – Police believe a stolen vehicle caused a crash that involved a SEPTA bus and a minivan parked outside a bank in Northeast Philadelphia late Wednesday evening, April 26.
Officers responded to the scene near Martins Mill Road in the Lawndale area at around 1:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a bus had crashed into a PNC Bank branch, along with a stolen Hyundai sedan and a minivan that had crashed into the back of the bank.
A man in his twenties thought to be the suspect who stole the Hyundai, escaped into a Volkswagen that was trailing the Hyundai.
The Volkswagen drove away, but the front-seat passenger, an 18-year-old male, was left behind. The cops stated the passenger was unresponsive and had suffered significant head injuries. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital.
The minivan’s driver, a 31-year-old man, was also trapped inside his vehicle. The driver’s door had to be removed before firefighters could reach the victim.
The minivan driver was said to be in stable condition at an area medical center.
The three riders aboard the SEPTA bus exited the vehicle and left. The police claimed they did not stay to act as witnesses. The SEPTA bus driver’s status is described as “stable” after he was also rushed to the hospital.
No further details have been released in the interim, though officers continue to investigate the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones at this time.
Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania
More incidents involving large trucks have been reported in recent years in Pennsylvania. Commercial vehicle accidents now account for a record number of fatalities and serious injuries. And data show that between 2011 and 2021, there was a nearly 51% increase in deaths involving commercial vehicles in Pennsylvania.
Every year, a large number of people in Pennsylvania are killed in accidents involving large trucks.
This is especially true when a bus and a passenger automobile are involved. Consult a lawyer who will aggressively represent your interests if a family member was killed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
One of life’s worst tragedies is losing a loved one in a crash involving a commercial vehicle. After a major collision, it’s wise to consult an attorney about your legal options.
The last thing anyone needs after losing a loved one in an accident or suicide is financial stress brought on by the negligence of others. In the event of a fatality involving a commercial vehicle in the state of Pennsylvania, you should consult with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney.
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Please know that you can count on us for support as you navigate this challenging time. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash in the Philadelphia region, please call our injury lawyers at (215) 600-0681.
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