Driver, 9 Riders Injured in SEPTA Bus Accident

The accident involved the Route 18 bus and a car.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:53 AM EDT
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The crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. in the Olney section of the city. Police say the driver of the car was taken to Einstein Medical Center. The bus passengers and bus driver were also taken to local hospitals.

NBC10, Tim Furlong

The crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. in the Olney section of the city. Police say the driver of the car was taken to Einstein Medical Center. The bus passengers and bus driver were also taken to local hospitals.

Multiple injuries have been reported following an accident involving a bus and a car Wednesday morning in the Olney section of the city.

The accident between a Route 18 SEPTA bus and a car happened on Olney Avenue and 2nd Street just before 8:30 a.m., police said.
 
An eye witness told NBC10's Tim Furlong that the car slammed into the side of the bus causing it to hit several parked cars.

"It was bad...Just the car coming down 2nd Street. She must've fell asleep or wasn't paying attention and ran right into the bus," witness John Velez said.

The driver was taken to Einstein Medical Center.

Nine riders and the bus driver were also injured, according to authorities.

No word on how serious the injuries are.

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