2009-04-23 / Local & State

Man In Wheelchair Killed By Bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police and Philadelphia's transit agency are investigating a North Philadelphia bus accident that killed a man in a wheelchair.

Richard Maloney of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the crash happened at about 4:15 p.m. Friday. He says the man in the motorized wheelchair was crossing the street when he was struck by a westbound bus turning left.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Maloney says the driver has been a SEPTA bus operator for 16 years.

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