Image

6:50 AM / Wednesday May 22, 2019

25 Feb 2017

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly three hurt, one critical

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
February 25, 2017 Category: Week In Review Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

associated press

Officials are investigating an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-Frankford Line trains were traveling near the 69th Street Transportation Center when the accident occurred Tuesday morning.

Scott Sauer, SEPTA’s Assistant GM of system safety, says one train going around the loop rear-ended a train that was stopped on the tracks.

Then, the cars derailed. They didn’t topple over, but leaned over the tracks and officials say they sideswiped the third train involved, which was heading in the opposite direction on a different track.

Officials say two SEPTA train operators are hurt, one critically, and two passengers as well.

It’s unclear why the passengers were still on board, because the train wasn’t in service.

Image

The cause of the crash still isn’t clear, but sources tell CBS 3 it could possibly be a signal issue.

SEPTA adds this is not related to the cracks on the Market-Frankford Line trains found a few weeks back.

He says it’s unclear why the passengers were on the out-of-service train. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Shuttle buses are running between the 69th Street Transportation Center and the 63rd Street Station.

Busch says the second train operator has received medical treatment but he’s unsure of the passengers’ conditions.

CBS 3 contributed to this report.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Go With The-Flo

Michael ‘Prince’ Jackson graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Prince Jackson  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony On...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Adaptive gardening: Tips and tools for older gardeners

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good tools and tips for senior...

Color Of Money

Former Mayor John Street files lawsuit to stop Mayor Kenney’s real estate assessment increases

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Calls residential real estate assessments ‘taxation without representation’ Former Mayor John F. Street...

Sports

What’s Next? Now that a lucky bounce has sent the Philadelphia 76ers home for the summer, the real work is about to begin

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, center, reacts with teammates after making...

Oasis

Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir presents spring concert “Musical Moments”

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email All are welcome to share in what promises to be a spirit-filled, harmonic...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of May 19

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: The Sun goes through all 12 signs in a year, which...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff