Our weekly accident and legal news report for the greater Philadelphia area takes a closer look at three major motor vehicle accidents and a massive fire which have made headlines in the region over the past week.
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SEPTA Bus & Motorcycle Involved In Philadelphia Accident
A SEPTA bus ran over a motorcyclist in the Parkwood section of Philadelphia last Thursday, November 16th. The two vehicles collided in the morning near the intersection of Mechanicville and Knights roads.
Police said the motorcycle was briefly trapped underneath the bus, but the driver was eventually able to free himself. He was alert and speaking with police at the scene of the accident.
It was unknown if anyone else was injured in the accident.
Police Investigate 3-Car Accident In Delaware County
The crash happened at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th at Spring Valley and Temple roads. One of the three vehicles ended up turned over onto its roof.
The cause of the accident is currently unknown. Several people were brought to the hospital, but their specific injuries and conditions are not known.
Pennsylvania State Police, Concordville Fire Rescue, and Ridley Hospital Ambulance all responded to the scene.
Elderly Man Dies In 3-Vehicle Accident In Pennsauken
A 70-year-old man from Deptford was killed in a three-vehicle accident in Pennsauken, NJ on Friday, November 17th.
The accident occurred on Route 130 N. near an intersection with Route 38 and was reported at 1:03 a.m.
According to police, “speed was definitely a factor” in the accident. The police are also speculating that a medical emergency may have occurred. They’re also awaiting results from a toxicology report.
The 70-year-old man’s 2017 Honda Acord crashed into the back of two cars stopped at a traffic light. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for four hours after the crash.
At Least 20 Injured In Chester County Senior Living Community Fire
At least 20 people were injured and brought to hospitals for treatment after a huge fire tore through a senior living community in Bucks County at around 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 16th. Dozens of others were forced outdoors, waiting for assistance in temperatures that dropped into the low 40s.
The fire happened at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community, which was found to be in violation of fire safety standards during an inspection in February 2017. However, the facility had corrected the violations it was cited for during that inspection.
The fire was declared under control around 1:30 a.m., but firefighters continued to fight smoldering hot spots into Friday morning. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.