At around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 2, a double-long according SEPTA
bus collided with a tractor-trailer in Northeast Philadelphia, leaving
several people injured. The crash occurred near Rhawn Street on the 7900
block of Oxford Avenue. According to investigators, the accident occurred
when the bus had pulled out of the Fox Chase Loop on Oxford Avenue when
it hit the truck, which was carrying heavy construction equipment with
a police escort. The truck jackknifed, causing the street to be closed
for several hours.
The driver and two passengers were on board the bus at the time of the
collision. All three were transported to a local hospital, where they
received treatment for their injuries. All of the injuries were reported
to be non-life-threatening.
The investigation is still ongoing and the exact cause of the accident
has yet to be determined.
Click here to read coverage from NBC 10.
Our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery are with those who have been
injured in this accident.
Bus Accidents and Truck Accidents Responsible for Thousands of Injuries
Every year in the United States, bus accidents are responsible for approximately
300 deaths and 24,000 injuries. Truck accidents cause even more damage,
resulting in nearly 4,000 deaths and nearly 90,000 injuries per year.
When an accident is caused by the negligence of a bus or truck driver,
they can be held responsible for paying compensatory damages to injured parties.
If you have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one in a
bus accident or truck accident, please consult with an attorney from Golomb
& Honik, P.C. Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys stand ready
to discuss your case with you during a free consultation. We can help
you determine whether you have a case for compensation and how much your
case may be worth. With decades of experience advocating on behalf of
injured victims, we have a proven track record of successful results totaling
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