James Robert Derbyshire, 52, was killed when a public transport bus jumped a curb and ran to his son’s house Thursday in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia man, allegedly, to visit the family for his daughter’s marriage was killed Thursday when an out-of-control public transport bus ran over the inflatable pool, he was sitting in.
James Robert Derbyshire, 52, died at the scene after a SEPTA bus ran a red light at an intersection, plowed into two cars, jumped a curb and the on the lawn of his son’s house, where Derbyshire and two others sat in a wading pool, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Witnesses told FOX29 Philadelphia, the driver bent on the steering wheel with his head down moments before the crash.
Police identify man struck and killed by SEPTA bus that jumped a curb https://t.co/aGdvB5od4r pic.twitter.com/jrXCpRV571
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) July 7, 2018
The bus screeched to a halt after it smashed a hole 10 meters wide and 4 meters high in the house, according to the paper.
“It hit [Derbyshire] so hard, it knocked him through the wall,” neighbor Karl Dollmann told WPVI-TV. “He had no heartbeat; I checked. He had no pulse.”
“There was no one to get him back,” witness Michelle Woods told NBC Philadelphia.
“It hit [Derbyshire] so hard, it knocked him through the wall.”
– Karl Dollmann, neighbor
A 28-year-old man — probably Derbyshire son and a 20-year-old woman also sit in the pool were allegedly rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The 49-year-old bus driver and the drivers of the two vehicles he struck were taken to a hospital for treatment, the Inquirer reported. A number of the bus, 15 passenger also needed treatment for neck and back pain.
No charges were filed as authorities continue to investigate the crash.