On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, a car and a SEPTA bus were involved in a collision on Allendale Road in Montgomery County. There were 2 people in the car and 4 people in the SEPTA bus.
According to 6ABC, the car and the bus collided sending the car spinning around and the bus over or through a guardrail and crashing into the woods. Thankfully, the people involved in the crash are expected to survive their injuries.
What people should know after being injured on a SEPTA bus:
At the time of this article, Upper Merion Police were investigating the cause of the crash. While the cause is not yet known it isn’t uncommon for multiple parties to be partially at fault. For example, a driver could pull out in front of a bus and the bus could be speeding.
In the event you’re injured in a crash and SEPTA was at fault or partially at fault, chances are pretty good that as a passenger the crash was not your fault. You should know that there are special procedures to be followed when filing a personal injury claim. Also, under Pennsylvania state law, there are special time limits; SEPTA accident claims have a special 6-month notice requirement. Additionally, Pennsylvania’s Sovereign Immunity Act limits SEPTA’s financial liability. SEPTA will also investigate the crash as well, however, after any serious injury, if you’ve retained an attorney they may conduct their own investigation. Never assume a police report determines the outcome of a personal injury case.
If your injury involves SETPTA, contact us.
If you were hit by a SEPTA bus as a pedestrian or on a SEPTA bus when it crashed, be sure to speak with a reputable attorney. At The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., we offer free consultations and case evaluations. We will listen to you carefully and only present you options which are in you and your family’s best interest. If SEPTA is not to blame, we will still let you know your options.