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Elderly woman hit by SEPTA bus in Chestnut Hill dies

Elizabeth O'Malley passed away over the weekend, police said Tuesday.

A 76-year-old woman struck by a SEPTA bus in Chestnut Hill last week has died from her injuries.

Elizabeth O'Malley, 76, died on June 11, police announced Tuesday.

O'Malleyand her 50-year-old daughter were walking on Germantown Avenue crossing Gravers Lane around 4:19 p.m. on June 9when a SEPTA bus southbound on the L-route turned left, striking both women with the bus's front left tire, according to police.

The women were transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where O'Malley was listed in critical condition with "bleeding on the brain" and broken ribs, according to police. Her daughter was in stable condition with injuries to her left hand and left knee.

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O'Malley succumbed to her injuries two days after the crash.

"It's a tragic incident," said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch, who declined to comment on specifics, citing the ongoing investigation by police. "We're awaiting the outcome of the investigation."

 
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