Bus Rollover In Philadelphia Injures 21 People

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Posted on 17th May 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Nearly two dozen poeple were injured Monday when their bus rolled over several times in Philadelphia. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/21-Hurt-After-Bus-Flips-Several-Times-93961109.html

The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, on East Westmoreland Street, according to authorities.

The bus was driving down Westmoreland and then overturned, flipping over a number of  times. The bus’s back end was ripped off during the accident.

There were 21 people hurt in the rollover, according to police, with two of them taken to the hospital in critical condition.

 There was no information on the cause of the accident.

A Dozen Injured When Chicago Bus Strikes School, Road Rage Suspected

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Posted on 11th May 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A Chicago Transit Authority bus, trying to miss hitting an SUV, Monday slammed into a school building in Chicago, injuring a dozen people, two of them critically, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. 

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2256808,cta-bus-crash-school-humbodlt-park-051010.article#

The accident took place on Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side shortly after 4 p.m., a CTA spokeswoman told the Sun-Times.

The bus was carrying 12 passengers, as well as the driver.

One witness said that a black SUV caused the crash. The SUV driver, apparently trying to pass a slow-moving car, sped up and got into the lane that the bus was in. The witness said that the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the SUV, and the bus then struck a car and went in into the school.

One news report blamed the accident on the road rage of the SUV’s driver, who passed the car that he felt was moving too slowly. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/cta-bus-crash-building-93320449.html

Ambulances took 12 people to the hospital. Two, the bus driver and the driver of the car that was hit,  were reported in serious to critical condition. Nine of the victims were in fair to serious condition, and a final one was good to fair.

The building that the bus crashed into is the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy. No one was in the school when the accident took place.