Organic Foods Truck Fails to Clear Bridge, Causes SEPTA Stoppage

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority suspended service along one its regional rail lines for more than an hour after an organic food truck driver slammed into a rail bridge Wednesday morning.

The Lancaster Farms Fresh Organics box truck didn’t clear the 11-foot-high span along Carpenter Lane near Emlen Street in the city’s West Mt Airy neighborhood around 8:45 a.m. The force of the crash left the truck wedged at a nearly 45-degree angle.

The bridge carries trains along SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Line. The transit agency was forced to bus passengers from Upsal Station to Chestnut Hill West Station as crews worked to clear the scene and inspect the bridge. SEPTA began running trains again around 10:15 a.m. after inspectors deemed the bridge safe.

The truck driver wasn’t injured.

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