SEPTA bus and 2 cars collide in Port Richmond; 7 injured, one critically

A SEPTA bus and two vehicles crashed Sunday, critically injuring one and injuring seven other people in Port Richmond.

Officials say a SEPTA bus was driving south on East Somerset Street Sunday about 9:15 in the morning. The bus stopped to let passengers off.

At that time, a car was traveling north on Aramingo Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to officials. A car traveling south on East Somerset behind the bus attempted to go around the bus and into the intersection.

The two cars collided, causing the first car to hit a parked vehicle. The second car hit the bus, investigators said.

The driver of the first car, a 19-year-old man, was transported to Hahnemann Hospital with head injuries and listed in serious condition.

The driver of the second car, a 66-year-old woman and a passenger in that car, as well as five other people, were transported to various area hospitals.

The accident is under investigation, according to officials.