Train Crushes Car After Collision, Trapping Driver Inside

By Vince Lattanzio and David Chang
|  Saturday, Jan 18, 2014  |  Updated 6:26 AM EDT
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A SEPTA regional rail train collided with a car in Hatboro, Pa.

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A SEPTA regional rail train collided with a car in Hatboro, Pa.

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Service has resumed on SEPTA's Warminster Line after a car was crushed by a train, critically injuring the driver.

The SEPTA Warminster Line train collided with the car around 9 p.m. on Friday at Byberry and Warminster Roads in Hatboro, Pa., Montgomery County emergency dispatch says.

The collision happened at a railroad crossing and the car was pushed about 40 feet down the track.

The impact mangled the car and trapped the unidentified woman inside for 20 minutes, officials said.

Fire crews were forced to cut the roof from the car to remove the driver. She was quickly rushed to Abington Memorial Trauma Center in extremely critical condition, officials said.

There were 60-75 passengers on the outbound train, which was heading towards the Warminster station, and no one reported any injuries, a SEPTA spokeswoman said.

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The Warminster line was suspended between the Warminster and Willow Grove stations. Service on the line resumed at 5:41 a.m. on Saturday.

Police say the victim remains in critical condition.


Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.

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