PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Five people have been injured in an accident involving a SEPTA bus in north Philadelphia. Authorities said a pickup truck ran a red light on 5th Street and Allegheny Avenue, hitting the bus around 6 a.m. on Friday.
CBS3 has been informed that those involved in the crash had minor injuries.
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#RUPTURE: Crash involving @SEPTA bus injures at least four people. Authorities say the crash happened on 5th Street and Allegheny Avenue when this truck turned on a red light and caused the collision. pic.twitter.com/eeQLn5O4Yh
– Jan Carabeo (@ JanCarabeoCBS3) July 23, 2021
Two men, aged 45 and 32, were among the five people taken to hospital. The ages of the other three victims remain uncertain at this time.
Several cars from a car dealership were damaged, as were two cars on the street. One of these owners says she was unable to get to work after the accident.
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“My husband was like, ‘The power is off,’ so he ran outside, checked and my car broke down,” said Latoya Lamb.
BREAKING: A vehicle turned on a red light and crashed into the RT-47 SEPTA bus on 5th St and Allegheny Ave in #NorthPhilly. Several people on board were reported to have been injured. # CHOPPER3 is live on stage @aerialnewsbert like the Photog. Grant @CBSPhilly for more information. pic.twitter.com/UamLhr9K6g
– Jacqueline Jewell (@JJewelliHeart) July 23, 2021
Authorities say the bus involved was a Route 47 bus.
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No word if charges are pending.