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Police chase ends when SUV hits bus in Philadelphia; 9 hurt

September 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an SUV being pursued by police crashed into a commuter bus in Philadelphia, injuring nine people.

The pursuit started in Upper Merion, as police tried to capture three robbery suspects. State police soon joined in, and the SUV eventually rear-ended the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s bus around 10:20 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the bus driver and five bus passengers were being treated at hospitals, along with the three people in the SUV. One person suffered critical injuries, but further details were not disclosed.

It’s not clear how many people were aboard the bus when it was struck.

Details about the robbery that sparked the pursuit were not immediately available.

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