A SEPTA train crash caused personal injuries for 42 individuals on Tuesday morning in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Around 12:15 am, a train traveling from the Norristown High Speed Line struck an unoccupied train car that was stationed at the Upper Darby Transportation Center. Although no life-threatening injuries have been reported, 41 passengers and the train operator sustained injuries during the train crash. The train operator received treatment at the Penn Presbyterian Hospital and was subsequently released while the other passengers were taken to eight different area hospitals for treatment.
Since SEPTA vehicles, including trains and buses, are commonly used on a daily basis for commuters, tourists, and other travelers, when an accident occurs, the results could be catastrophic. Sometimes, a train accident may be caused due to the negligence of the train operator, and, in other cases, faulty brakes or other defective or poorly maintained vehicle parts may contribute to a train crash, causing personal injuries and even fatalities for occupants.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a SEPTA accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Delaware County SEPTA accident lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC at 215-515-2236 or contact us online. Our lawyers represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.