69th Street El Accident Tuesday Morning

Tuesday morning, at the 69th Street Transportation Station, 5 trains of the Market Frankford Elevated Line jumped the track after 2 crashed into each other. There have been 4 reported injuries including the driver of one of the trains who has been transported to Lankenau Hospital in critical condition.

According to authorities, the two trains were out of service and headed into the station when they collided. Superintendent Michael Chitwood stated that “At the scene there were four people taken to area hospitals for treatment and evaluation.” “Train 57 collided with the rear of 67,” a SEPTA spokesperson said, adding that they were “non-revenue trains.”

SEPTA says bus service will be running between 63rd and 69th Street Stations for the time being. Riders should expect delays.

The trains could be stuck there for four or five days before they’re righted and the track is opened.

This is a developing story and more updates will be related as news comes in.


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