Philadelphia, PA (August 11, 2023) – Wednesday saw the third incident involving a SEPTA vehicle this week when two buses collided in South Philadelphia, according to local authorities.
According to SEPTA, a Route G bus collided with a stopped Route G bus at the intersection of 15th Street and Oregon Street at roughly 10:30 a.m. There were six casualties total, three on each bus. All injured victims were taken to the hospital, though their current conditions are unknown.
Officials say have been at least 10 documented accidents involving SEPTA vehicles this year, three of which occurred just this past week. The incidents had several causes, per SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch, but the agency will provide safety training to all staff.
It’s unclear what led to the crash, but officers with the Philadelphia Police Department continue investigating.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
City Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania
There has been an increase in the number of accidents involving heavy vehicles in Pennsylvania in recent years. These days, many people are killed or seriously injured because of incidents involving commercial vehicles. There was also a near 51% rise in fatalities involving commercial vehicles in Pennsylvania between 2011 and 2021, according to the available statistics.
In Pennsylvania, many people lose their lives every year because of commercial vehicle accidents. This is particularly true in situations when a bus and a regular car share the road. If a member of your family was killed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you should speak with a lawyer who will fight hard for your rights.
Tragedies such as those involving commercial vehicles are among life’s worst. It is advisable to discuss your options with an attorney after a serious injury. Moreover, after suffering the loss of a loved one in an accident, the last thing anybody wants is a financial burden brought on by the carelessness of others.
The family of someone who died in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in Pennsylvania should speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. When tragedy strikes and your life is turned upside down, the staff at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to assist. In the event that you have any questions or need assistance navigating the specifics of Pennsylvania’s personal injury claim laws and processes, our company will be available for you every step of the way.
We want you to know that we are here for you no matter how difficult this time may be. Please contact our personal injury lawyers at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicle accident anywhere in Pennsylvania.
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