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SEPTA Commuter Train Crash

Commuter train crash details. On August 22, 2017, in Philadelphia, a commuter train crashed into a parked train. Over 30 passengers sustained injuries. Floors of both trains buckled from the impact.
Passenger injuries were not considered life-threatening according to SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern. At least 4 people were hospitalized in critical condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident. The train operator received treatment from the hospital. The operator also submitted to drug and alcohol test per procedure.
69th street commuter train crash involved parked train

photo of 69th Street station terminal from SEPTA.org

What Are The Circumstances?

Around midnight, on August 22, 2017 the crash occurred. The Norristown High Speed commuter train traveled to the 69th street terminal. When arriving at the terminal, it collided with an unoccupied, parked train car. Both trains are single car units.
At least one passenger recalls the train travelling at a higher rate of speed. Raymond Woodard told WPVI-TV “I saw that we’re at 60th Street and said, ‘Why are we going so fast?’ And then we just hit the train. Boom!” He remembers falling out of his chair, glass shattered and he hit his head.
What a scary experience!
Neither train derailed. The impact was enough to throw passengers from their seats.

What Happens Now?

NTSB officials will review evidence to determine exactly what happened. Officials have stated it could take up to a year for a final report of the cause. Safety recommendations will be determined at that time.

What Can You Do?

The safety of passengers is important to us. If you were the victim of this crash or another similar incident, you need a reputable lawyer. Our practice specializes in helping people like you. We also work to make sure companies improve safety to avoid future crashes. Of course, we can’t do this without your help! If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, we have lawyers who can help you. If you live outside Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we can help you find the right lawyer for your case. Contact us today!
We provide FREE consultation for your case. There is never a fee for our services unless we recover money for you.

Sources:

New York Times – Commuter Train Crashes Into Parked Train, Injuring Dozens
NPR – More Than 40 People Injured In Train Crash Near Philadelphia