An investigation is continuing into a crash involving a passenger car and a SEPTA bus that sent 14 people to three area hospitals Friday afternoon, police said.
The crash occurred on MacDade Boulevard, near Willows Avenue, at 12:45 p.m, police Chief Robert Adams said.
According to Adams, a silver Chevy Impala heading eastbound rear-ended the bus traveling on the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard, near the Aldi Supermarket. The bus was stopped “as a result of a pedestrian flagging down the bus to have the bus pick them up,” Adams said. She later provided a witness statement.
The driver of the Impala, identified as Laneshia Major of Wayne Avenue in Collingdale, was unconscious when police arrived on the scene, Adams said. She was admitted to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The bus driver, identified as Shaina Battis, was taken to Taylor Hospital for observation and back pains. Friday night, Adams said lab tests were pending as part of the ongoing investigation.
“At the present time, no charges are pending against anyone involved in the accident,” he said.
The passenger vehicle sustained extensive front-end damage, and the SEPTA bus appeared to have minor damage but was leaking fluid. SEPTA officials confirmed the bus was a Route 113 bus that had been traveling eastbound on MacDade Boulevard.
Of the 14 individuals injured, 10 were transported to Mercy Fizgerald Medical Center, two were taken to Crozer and two were taken to Taylor. Five passengers refused medical attention and one walked away from the bus as police arrived.
Assisting Collingdale police at the scene: Darby, Glenolden, Aldan and Delco Fire police; Collingdale highway crews; Collingdale Fire Companies No. 1 and 2; paramedics from Collingdale, Yeadon, Briarcliffe, Ridley, Darby, Norwood, as well as Crozer and Taylor hospitals; and Basic LIfe Support (BLS) units from Collingdale, Darby, Lansdowne and Norwood.
Saturday, 28 April, 2012 at 04:22 (04:22 AM) UTC RSOE