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MULTIPLE people have been injured and rushed to hospital after two high-speed trains collided outside Philadelphia.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), spokeswoman Heather Redfern told CNN that the accident occurred at approximately 12.15am local time at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.
Two of SEPTA’s Norristown high-speed trains were involved.
The extent and severity of the injuries is unknown, and the accident is under investigation.
The Norristown High Speed Line runs between the 69th Street Terminal and Norristown.
Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie said of the 33 people on the train, four people, including the train’s conductor, were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital.
“The conductor is in the hospital right now, I can’t release his condition,” the mayor said.
The 33 people involved were all injured, but their conditions are not known.
One passenger who identified himself as Ronnie, told CBS that one train collided with another that was stationary and sitting unoccupied at the terminal.
He said “there was blood everywhere” after the crash, and the driver was “all banged up”.
“There was this driver all banged up and there was this one girl bleeding out of her face pretty bad,” he said.
“I was waiting at Gulph Mills, the train came by and blew past us about two or three train lengths– stopped, backed up and picked us up,” Ronnie said. “The same thing happened at Bryn Mawr —drove past, backed up, picked us up. We got to the terminal, I stood up to get off…and smack,” he added.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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