One man was killed and two other people were injured when a SEPTA bus crashed into a home in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday evening.
Police said the accident happened at 6:18 p.m. at Frankford and Morrell Avenues.
The bus, police said, was traveling east on Morrell and turning south on Frankford when it hit a white Lincoln, and then collided with a red Ford Fusion that had been northbound on Frankford. At that point, the bus jumped the curb and headed into a home on the 9800 block of Frankford.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said the bus apparently ran a red light and struck two vehicles before hitting the house. The impact caused a hole in the front 10 feet wide and four feet high, exposing the basement. The city's Licenses and Inspections department will assess the safety of the house, which was being held up by a jack as a precaution.
Three people were on the front lawn when the bus struck, Small said. One of them, a 53-year-old man, died at the scene. The other two were taken to a local hospital as well as the 49-year-old bus driver.
The house had a wading or kiddie pool in front, and all three victims were related to the homeowner, Small said.