More than 30 people were injured when an inbound train crashed into another that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia. A Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby around 12:15 Am. Tuesday, told Heather Redfern, spokesperson for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. At least 4 people suffered serious injuries, according to Upper Darby Mayor Nicholas Micozzie. “The conductor is in the hospital right now, I can’t release his condition” Micozzie said. SEPTA said 33 people aboard train were injured and victims were taken to area hospitals. One passenger said “My face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and I went straight down and I blacked out. There was blood everywhere. The driver is all banged up and there was this one girl bleeding out of her face pretty bad.”

 The cause of crash remained under investigation. SEPTA told there likely would be service disruptions for the Tuesday morning commute. In February, 4 people were injured in a crash near 69th Street Terminal involving 3 out o service commuter trains. At time, SEPTA told one train rear ended another on a loop where trains turn around to get back into service. Cars from that accident derailed and hit a third train on nearby tracks.
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