14 Hurt in SEPTA Bus Crash

Crash sends bus passengers, drivers to hospital

By David Chang, Karen Araiza and Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Apr 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:46 PM EDT
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A SEPTA Route 131 bus and a silver Chevrolet collided Friday afternoon on the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Pa. 14 people were injured in the crash including both drivers. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports.

NBC10 Philadelphia - Deanna Durante

A SEPTA Route 131 bus and a silver Chevrolet collided Friday afternoon on the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Pa. 14 people were injured in the crash including both drivers. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports.

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Rescue crews were on the scene Friday of an accident involving a SEPTA Route 131 bus and a silver Chevrolet. The crash happened just around 12:45 p.m. on the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Pa.

When NBC10's Deanna Durante arrived on the scene both SEPTA and Collingdale Police were on the investigating what happened.

After initial reports that 13 people were hurt, SEPTA told NBC10 that 14 people -- 12 bus passengers and both drivers -- were injured. Five people walked away from the crash and over to another bus stop. Most of the injuries were minor.

Ten people were taken to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Two victims, including the bus driver, Shaina Battis, were taken to Taylor Hospital and two more, including the driver of the car who was knocked unconscious, to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

 An initial investigation showed that the driver of the Chevy, Laneshia Major, slammed into the back of the bus as the bus was dropping off passengers.

But no official word on the cause of the crash could be determined because Major was knocked out.  She's still in the hospital.

 


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