Trolley derailed in crash in N. Philadelphia

Posted: September 18, 2012

An SUV rammed into a SEPTA Route 15 trolley on Girard Avenue at North Sixth Street early today, derailing the streetcar.

The 32-year-old woman behind the wheel of the SUV was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in serious condition following the 1:55 a.m. collision, officials said. Police said she would be charged with DUI.

They reportedly also were looking for two men who jumped out of the SUV and ran away after the crash.

The trolley driver was treated for minor injuries, SEPTA said.

The impact of the crash knocked the rear wheels of the trolley tracks and it took SEPTA crews until 4:15 a.m. to get it back on the rails.

Police are investigating the crash.

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