A Philadelphia postal worker very narrowly escaped what could have been a fatal injury caused by a SEPTA bus.
The terrifying pedestrian accident occurred just after 5 p.m. at the intersection of 48th and Woodcrest, in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.
On April 15, postal worker Michelle Leaf, 56, crossed the intersection of 48th and Woodcrest while on her mail delivery route. As an oncoming bus turned the corner, she waved her hand to the driver, but the bus did not stop.
Witnesses stated that there was no way the bus driver couldn’t have seen her in the roadway.
She was struck by the SEPTA bus and dragged a short distance but, miraculously, she was not fatally injured. She was taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania with fractured ribs and facial lacerations. She is listed in stable condition.
Her co-workers from the West Park Post Office stated that she is a very hard worker, and they are keeping her in their prayers.
This accident is still under investigation by both the Police Accident Investigation Division as well as SEPTA. No charges have been filed.
The Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile are thankful that Michelle Leaf was not fatally injured in the accident and would like to wish her a full and speedy recovery.