SEPTA Hits Same Man Twice: Authorities - NBC 10 Philadelphia

SEPTA Hits Same Man Twice: Authorities



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    Boneta was also hit by a SEPTA bus last year.

    An ironic twist of fate left a man using a wheelchair dead Friday afternoon.

    The man was hit and killed by a SEPTA bus while he was crossing the street in his motorized wheelchair, according to witnesses.

    It wasn't the first time that Milton Boneta was hit by a bus. A SEPTA bus hit the man while he was using a wheelchair back in 2008, according to SEPTA.

    The claim from that original accident wasn't resolved yet. 

    On Friday, a bus was turning from Girard Avenue onto 8th Street in North Philadelphia, when it hit Boneta, 61, and dragged him along for about half a block.

    About 25 people were riding the bus when it happened and a dozen or so people on the street saw the accident.

    Passenger Maurice Glass said he saw a man in the intersection and felt the bus hit him.

    The bus accelerated and swerved onto the sidewalk, almost hit some gas pumps and then swerved across the street toward a building before it stopped, Glass said.

    It was the Route 47 bus, operated by a driver with 16 years of experience, according to SEPTA.

    No charges were filed against the driver since he was not driving recklessly, authorities said.