Bad weekend for SEPTA bus drivers

Two seperate incidents happened over the weekend that injured SEPTA bus drivers.

On late Saturday night, 3 teenagers dragged a bus driver off the 52 bus and assaulted him, leaving him with a possible broken nose and stitches.  All three teens were picked up by police only a few blocks from the incdient. 

And early Sunday morning, a 42 bus was hit by an SUV that went through a red light causing the bus to crash into multiple cars and a tree on Spruce St.  The bus driver and a handful of passengers were injured in the accident.  SEPTA left a note on all of the cars that were damaged to contact them regarding the accident.  

Come on folks, as noted in the Inquirer this morning, Sunday was the 3rd Annual International Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

One thought on “Bad weekend for SEPTA bus drivers

  1. I read the articles regarding the bad weekend for SEPTA bus drivers and I truly feel sorry about what happened to them. However, this morning the person driving bus #5648 was driving down Chestnut Street like a bat out of hell. Granted, there were no passengers on the bus, but the driver was moving at a rather high rate of speed and was weaving in and out of traffic as if he was driving a small vehicle or a race car or something. Should a bus be in the far left lane if it is not turning left? The lane switching was frightening to watch. I must say that the driver did not hit or hurt anyone, but I was appalled at the rate of speed that bus was travelling and how the driver was shifting lanes so recklessly.. Overall, I think our drivers are some of the best in the US, but this driver was just too careless for this passenger. By the way, I was NOT on a bus while I was watching #5648.

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