A Huntingdon Valley man died this morning following a crash with a SEPTA bus yesterday at about 10:45 a.m. in Jenkintown.
Michael Breier, 85, died today at about 5:30 a.m., according to Jenkintown Police Chief Albert DiValentino.
DiValentino said that Breier attempted to make a left turn from southbound Old York Road onto Rydal Road. Breier was stopped at the intersection, the light turned red, and then Breier attempted to make the left in his 2006 Acura.
“The victim was apparently turning against a red signal,” DiValentino said. “The bus, which was traveling north on York Road, had no time to stop. It’s a very sad, unfortunate situation.”
The victim was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital by the Second Alarmers; no one else was injured, DiValentino said.
Abington Police provided assistance.
DiValentino said the bus driver was not speeding.
“The bus driver was really shaken up — very upset,” DiValentino said.
The last vehicular death in Jenkintown was about four years ago, according to DiValentino.
As for the intersection, DiValentino said, “It’s not especially dangerous. There is a green arrow there for making left turns. According to witnesses, [the victim’s] arrow was red and he turned in front of the bus and misjudged the distance.”