July 17, 2019
An accident in Grays Ferry left public transit riders with a memorable scene Wednesday when a power-line pole fell on top of a SEPTA Route 40 bus.
SEPTA Public Information Manager John Golden said the incident began when a tractor trailer made contact with overhead wires. The wires pulled down a pair of poles, one of which came to rest against the bus.
The accident happened near Schuylkill Avenue and Catherine Street, Golden said.
Instagram user @samesense captured the scene:
No injuries were reported, Golden said, but a detour on the westbound 40 bus was put into place.
Golden said he didn't know if the bus suffered any damage. The photo above from @samesense seems to show a depression in the bus where the pole met the vehicle.