Woman killed after stepping in front of SEPTA bus in Olney

October 5, 2013 10:08:44 AM PDT
Police say a 51-year-old woman was killed after she stepped off a curb and in front of a SEPTA bus in the city's Olney section Saturday morning.

The accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. when the Route 18 bus was travelling south on Rising Sun and made a right turn onto Olney Avenue.

The woman was crossing the street when she was struck and became trapped under the bus, officials say.

Crews worked for forty minutes trying to free the woman from under the front wheels but were unsuccessful reaching her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Route 18 bus is the Fox Chase to Cedarbrook line.

The victim's name has not been released.

Police continue to investigate.