Philly Officer Taken Off in Ambulance After Crash With SEPTA Bus

A police officer could be seen being loaded into an ambulance after a police cruiser collided with a SEPTA bus.

Crews helped the injured officer from the passenger side of the cruiser after the wreck around 5 a.m. at 63rd Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia Thursday.

Medics loaded the officer, wearing a neck brace, into a waiting ambulance and took the officer to Penn Presbyterian Hospital. The exact extent of his injuries wasn’t immediately clear but police said he wasn’t bleeding and didn’t appear to have any broken bones.

The sergeant behind the wheel of the police cruiser wasn’t hurt nor was the driving on the empty SEPTA bus.

The officers were responding to a police call – lights and sirens going – heading eastbound on Haverford when the bus headed north on 63rd clipped the passenger side of the cruiser, pushing the car into a pole, said police.

Police reopened the intersection after about an hour. The crash remained under investigation Thursday morning.

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