A school bus and a SEPTA trolley collided in Southwest Philadelphia, which injured eight individuals on Wednesday morning. The collision took place around 7:50 am on Woodland Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. Although no children were aboard the school bus, the sole occupant of the bus sustained an injury. The operator of the trolley and six other passengers suffered from a range of personal injuries.
Since SEPTA vehicles populate the roads daily and are used by commuters and visitors alike, the possibility of a SEPTA vehicle engaging in a collision is more common. When two large vehicles like a school bus and a trolley crash into one another, the results could be catastrophic, and cause serious injuries as well as fatalities for both drivers and passengers. Another factor to consider is the lack of safety features contained in both vehicles, which contributes to the likelihood of occupants incurring injuries.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Philadelphia bus accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC at 215-569-8488 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.