Images: Bus, Cop Car Crash Into Monk’s Cafe

Check out the images photographer Paige Ozaroski shot after a SEPTA bus and DRPA police SUV slammed into the front of Monk's Cafe, a popular Belgium pub in Center City.

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A SEPTA bus and DRPA police SUV slammed into the front of Monk's Cafe in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Local photographer Paige Ozaroski --- www.PaigeOzaroski.com -- captured these images.
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It started when a Port Authority SUV traveling Westbound on Spruce crashed into a SEPTA bus.
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The bus hit a light pole, which went through the windshield and came out of the top of the bus.
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The bus then slammed through the front of Monk's.
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No passengers were on the bus when it crashed. The bus driver and two DRPA officers suffered only minor injuries.
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They were treated at Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
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The crash occured shortly before last call.
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Customers were forced to evacuate the popular Center City spot through the back door.
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The DRPA vehicle was towed from the scene of the accident.
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A tow truck also had to be used to pull the SEPTA bus away from the building.
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Co-owner Tom Peters expects to reopen the popular pub sometime next week.
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"A lot of people rely upon Monk's for a living," says Peters. Ideally, he'd doesn't want the crash to affect his employees for a long period of time.
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Licenses and Inspections checked out the building and they don't believe there's a chance of collapse.
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Both SEPTA and police are investigating the early morning crash.
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Local photographer Paige Ozaroski --- www.PaigeOzaroski.com -- captured these images.
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