UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — A train operator was critically injured following a SEPTA train crash and derailment Tuesday morning.
Scott Sauer, SEPTA’s assistant GM of system safety, says one train going around the loop rear-ended a train that was stopped on the tracks.READ MORE: Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies At 74
The train cars derailed, leaning over the tracks. They sideswiped the third train involved, which was heading in the opposite direction on a different track.READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Officials say two SEPTA train operators are hurt, one critically, and two passengers as well. It’s unclear why the passengers were still on board, because the train wasn’t in service while looping around.
The cause of the crash isn’t clear, SEPTA says the max speed allowed on the loop is 10 miles per hour.MORE NEWS: Investigation Underway After Man Shot In Southeast Philadelphia
The accident caused the Market-Frankford Line service to be suspended at 69th Street Station, but it has since resumed.