Big Rig and SEPTA Double-Long Bus Collide in Northeast Philadelphia

At around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 2, a double-long according SEPTA bus collided with a tractor-trailer in Northeast Philadelphia, leaving several people injured. The crash occurred near Rhawn Street on the 7900 block of Oxford Avenue. According to investigators, the accident occurred when the bus had pulled out of the Fox Chase Loop on Oxford Avenue when it hit the truck, which was carrying heavy construction equipment with a police escort. The truck jackknifed, causing the street to be closed for several hours.

The driver and two passengers were on board the bus at the time of the collision. All three were transported to a local hospital, where they received treatment for their injuries. All of the injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening.

The investigation is still ongoing and the exact cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

Click here to read coverage from NBC 10.

Our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery are with those who have been injured in this accident.

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