Police: Woman pushing stroller struck, killed by SEPTA bus

Accident investigators try to get to the bottom of the horrific scene in Center City Monday evening after a SEPTA bus hit a woman pushing a baby in a stroller.

"It's very upsetting," said Captain Ray Convery with Philadelphia Police. 

Police say it happened at 23rd and Chestnut Street just after 5 o’clock.  The 64-year-old woman was killed. The baby who police say is between 6 and 8 months old miraculously wasn't hurt.

"The bus was making a left turn. It was traveling in the southbound lane of 23rd and was heading eastbound on Chestnut Street," said Capt. Convery.  Investigators have not yet determined whether the driver of the Route 9 SEPTA bus was in the wrong or if the woman was in the crosswalk as the bus turned the corner.

"It appears that she was close to the crosswalk. We're not exactly sure yet that's what the accident investigation will determine on where she was first struck and obviously where she landed," said Captain Convery.

Investigators did not give the relationship between the woman and baby. The baby was taken to CHOP for evaluation.
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