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42 injured after inbound train crashes into stationary train in surburban Philadelphia

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More than 30 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash
Inbound SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pa early Tuesday
Philly train crash 5An inbound  SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pa, Tuesday

More than 30 people were injured when an inbound train crashed into another that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.
A Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, said Heather Redfern, spokesperson for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
At least four people suffered serious injuries, according to Upper Darby Mayor Nicholas Micozzie in an early morning news briefing.
“The conductor is in the hospital right now, I can’t release his condition,” Micozzie added.
SEPTA said 33 people aboard the train were injured, and victims were taken to area hospitals.

69th-Street-Transportation-Center-Crash4The mangled train after the crash
Philly train crash 2Injured passenger helped off
Philly train crash 3First responders stretcher off injured commuters

One passenger told NBC, “My face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and I went straight down and I blacked out. There was blood everywhere.”
“The driver is all banged up and there was this one girl bleeding out of her face pretty bad,” he added.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.
SEPTA said there likely would be service disruptions for the Tuesday morning commute.
In February, four people were injured in a crash near the 69th Street Terminal involving three out-of-service commuter trains. At the time, SEPTA said one train rear-ended another on a loop where trains turn around to get back into service. Cars from that accident derailed and hit a third train on nearby tracks.

 

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