SUV Slams Into School Bus Near Tacony Creek Park; Teen, 2 Adults Hurt

Teenage student, 2 adults hurt in yellow bus crash along Wyoming Avenue

A passing SUV struck a school bus Friday morning in Philadelphia, leaving three people on the bus, including a teenage girl, with minor injuries.

The crash along East Wyoming Avenue near Ramona Avenue along Tacony Creek Park in the Juniata neighborhood around 6:40 a.m. left a 13-year-old girl, the 33-year-old bus driver and a 34-year-old bus aide injured, Philadelphia Police said.

The crash left the girl with neck and leg pain, the woman driving the bus with a cut to her face and the male aide with back and leg pain, police said.

At least one person could be seen being taken off the bus on a stretcher.

None of the injuries are considered life-threatening, police said. The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children while the adults went to Temple University Hospital. All were listed in stable condition.

The bus was headed to nearby John Hancock Middle School, LaBrum Campus, the Philadelphia School District said.

The wreck left the other vehicle, a 2016 Honda CRV with New Jersey plates, with front-end damage and a cracked windshield. The 34-year-old SUV driver wasn't hurt, police said.

An initial investigation revealed the SUV driver tried to pass the bus on the left as both vehicles went eastbound on Wyoming, police said. In the process, the SUV clipped the bus.

The roadway where the crash occurred allows for one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction, separated by a small median, with a bike lane on the right hand side of each side. It wasn't immediately clear if the SUV driver crossed the median.

No charges were initially filed as the crash remained under investigation Friday, police said.

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