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Woman Dead After Being Struck By SEPTA Bus In West Philadelphia

WYNNEFIELD (CBS) — A woman is dead after being hit by a SEPTA bus in the Wynnefield neighborhood of West Philadelphia.

The 65-year-old woman was crossing 54th Street near City Avenue when she was struck by a Route 52 SEPTA bus, according to officials. The victim went into cardiac arrest at the scene of the accident and was rushed to Lankeneau Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

According to police, it is unclear if the victim, a resident of Lower Merion Township, died because of the accident or if she had a pre-existing condition.

SEPTA officials and the Philadelphia Police Department are investigating this incident.

The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.

  • Kieren

    True that if you’re smart, you need to watch out for Septa bus drivers, but there ARE nice and careful ones, so we need to wait for the facts here before judging in this case.

  • Brian E. Breslin

    first year college student with poor English- hope you’re not a Hawk

  • Erin

    This is absolutely horrific the amount of people killed by public transportation vehicles. Unfortunately, I was there when this happened. Not exactly something a first-year college student likes to hear.

  • J.T. Cohen

    City Ave. is way too congested.
    I’m sure there were some plans back in the 70’s to build some roads in or through West Philly to relieve the congestion from the anticipated growth of the area, but someone shot it down.
    Now we have to deal with the poor planning of previous politicians.

    My suggestion: Expand 676 all the way through West Philly to connect with at least US1 and possible even all the way out to 476.

  • Anita

    It’s amazing how many SEPTA operators act like they (and their vehicles) own the roads. Trolley operators push tons of steel in front of cars blocking traffic, the buses seem to aim at people any more.

    It seem to me that SEPTA needs to either retrain their drivers or replace them. Even if that woman stepped out in front of that bus the operator should have been able to stop in time but they go too fast.

    SEPTA! Fix it!

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