What to Know
- At least six people, including passengers and the trolley operator, were injured Thursday morning when a SEPTA Route 11 trolley collided with a CSX freight train, the Philadelphia-area transit agency said.
- The incident took place around 8:30 a.m. at 6th and Main streets in Darby, Pennsylvania.
- The wreck left Main Street closed through the morning. SEPTA shuttled bused Route 11 passengers in both directions between Darby Loop and Island & Woodland.
People could be seen being loaded onto stretchers after a SEPTA trolley and a freight train collided in Delaware County Thursday morning.
Around 8:30 a.m., "a Route 11 SEPTA Trolley collided with a CSX train at 6th and Main streets in Darby," SEPTA spokesperson Elvira Méndez told NBC10.
The trolley could be seen very close to the freight train. The trolley was past the train's safety gate and the gate's arm had come down on top of the trolley, which had its front windshield shattered.
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Emergency crews could be seen loading people onto stretchers.
SEPTA said that at least five passengers and the trolley operator suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Those people were being treated at local hospitals.
A witness said it appeared that both trains kept coming ahead of the wreck. Around 20 people were on the trolley at the time.
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"The sound was too loud. It was a loud sound of bangs together. The train was making that noise," neighbor Ton Wantee said.
The wreck left Main Street closed through the morning, even after the freight train was moved out of the way. SEPTA shuttled bused Route 11 passengers in both directions between Darby Loop and Island & Woodland.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. SEPTA said an investigation was underway.