SEPTA Train Slams into Car on Tracks, 24 Injured
10/13/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Haverford Township, PA — A drunk driver was arrested and charged after his vehicle was left on the train tracks, in which a Norristown High Speed Line train subsequently slammed into. Twenty-four people were injured in the Thursday morning, October 13, 2011, train crash that occurred around 4:24 a.m., near the Beechwood-Brookline station, reported the Philadelphia Enquirer.
According to SEPTA officials, the driver of the car, Brian Manning, 29, was apparently under the influence when he made a wrong turn on the railroad right-of-way. Manning told officials that he got confused while driving his 2007 Toyota, and tried to turn around in a private driveway, but ended up driving onto the station’s tracks.
The train, which was the first train of the day, hit the vehicle as it sat on the tracks. Manning was not in his vehicle when the crash occurred.
The vehicle lost its front fender and sustained other shearing damage as a result of the wreck. The light rail train reportedly only sustained minor damage.
Police reported that the 24 people injured in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Manning was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and other related offenses.
Investigations into the train accident are underway.
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