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February 20, 2018

SEPTA bus collision with tractor-trailer hospitalizes 15 people

A Route 5 SEPTA bus and a tractor-trailer collided in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia Tuesday morning, sending 15 passengers to the hospital.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Orthodox Street at around 5:30 a.m., 6ABC reported

Fifteen bus passengers reportedly were transported to Einstein Medical Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the bus driver was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, also with a non-life-threatening injury.


Reports say the bus was traveling north on Frankford Avenue when a Sysco tractor-trailer turned onto Frankford from Orthodox.

As officials deal with damages, drivers should expect delays in the area. Route 3 and 5 buses are detoured.


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