Commuter Train Crash Injures Dozens, None Critically
UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a transit spokeswoman said.
None of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries, said Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. "Some were considered walking wounded," she said.
An inbound Norristown High Speed train crashed into an unoccupied train at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Redfern said hours later that the train operator had been treated at a hospital and released.
National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the scene and planned a briefing later in the day.
A passenger, Raymond Woodard, told WPVI-TV, that he was riding home from work when the train crashed.