A bus driver, operating a bus for SEPTA, lost control of the enormous vehicle and crashed on Cambria and North 29th Street in North Philadelphia today. The bus accident was heard by several people around 9:25 this morning when the bus swerved over a sidewalk and slammed into two utility poles. The crash took down the two poles, which pulled down a third, and the monstrous bus still did not cease producing damage until it struck a large fence.
Three people altogether (the driver and two passengers) were reportedly suffering from moderate to severe injuries from the crash. Although the full extent of injuries is not completely known at this time, police say that as of right now they are not life-threatening. The amount of damage and number of injuries is absolutely terrible yet relatively minimal when considering the size of the bus. SEPTA officials have not yet been able to determine exactly why the driver lost control.
Nevertheless, at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we clearly understand who is at fault in an accident like this, and the people and/or entities who must be held accountable for the pain and suffering of the victims. More often than not, several more people are injured, and much more property is usually damaged during a bus accident. If you have been hurt in a bus accident of any kind, please call 888-208-1810 today.