A woman who was struck by a car while transferring from a trolley to a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority bus can recover benefits from SEPTA because she was technically an “occupant” of the bus, a common pleas judge has ruled.

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Marvin R. Halbert ruled that Tenisha Walker could recover $5,000 in first-party personal injury protection benefits as well as $15,000 in uninsured motorist benefits because her crossing the street was a necessary part of “a continuum” in her commute.

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