Man killed after bus smashes into Philadelphia house

Vehicle hit three people, killing one

A MAN was killed and two others were injured when a bus smashed into a house in Philadelphia, USA on Thursday.

Police say the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) bus  — that had at least 10 passengers onboard — ran through a red light and hit two cars before ramming into the house, killing a 52-year-old man.

Investigators say a 28-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were also injured, but confirmed they are both in a stable condition.

Authorities say the three people were sitting in front of the home, around a paddling pool when they were hit by the bus. The man that was killed was thought to have lived nearby but was visiting relatives at the time of the accident.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said: “For some reason the bus went through a red light, striking two vehicles. Then the bus crossed over Frankford Avenue, jumped over the curb and that’s when it went on the front lawn, hitting three people and killing one.”

Both drivers of the cars involved in the crash, as well as the 49-year-old driver of the bus, were transported to Jefferson Torresdale hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Investigators said at least 10 passengers on the bus were treated for neck and back injuries, and some were also taken to the hospital.

Authorities have not said what could have caused the crash and are still investigating.

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