A bus crash tonight claimed the life of a young mother as she was trying to cross the street, police said.
Just before 7:30 p.m., police were called to the scene of a SEPTA bus crash on Washington Avenue near 15th Street in South Philadelphia, said Captain Anthony Ginaldi.
At the scene, officers found an 8-year-old boy trying to rouse his mother, who was lying in the middle of the street.
The woman, 29, was trying to cross Washington Avenue with her son and a third person, a 32-year-old man, running to beat the bus as it was turning, said Ginaldi.
She didn't make it, and was hit head-on and dragged under the bus's wheels.
Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. The boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening, said Ginaldi.
The man with the family, a special-needs patient, was not injured. He's currently being interviewed by investigators.
No passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash. The driver wasn't injured.