PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (August 22, 2017) – 42 people were injured on Tuesday morning after a commuter train struck a parked train at the 69th St Terminal, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened just after 12:00 am at the 69th Street Terminal Center in Upper Darby. A Norristown High Speed Line train was pulling into the terminal when it struck a parked, unoccupied train car.
42 people were reportedly injured in the accident, including the operator. Out of the 42, four were reportedly in critical condition. A witness at the scene confirmed there were serious injuries as a result. The investigation is ongoing.
It is interesting to note that this is not the first crash at this station this year. In February, four people were injured after a train hit another train at the same terminal.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers.
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