Update, 1 p.m. The Main Line Times reports the driver was allegedly drunk when he left his car on the tracks. Fire Marshall Jim Marino explained:
“This gentleman made a wrong turn, he got hung up on one of the third rails, he called his wife and he called AAA, in the meantime, the first trolley outbound from the 69th st terminal, he was just far enough overhanging that the side of the train caught the side of the car.”
The injury toll is now at more than 20.
Original report Officials say more than a dozen people were hurt when a commuter train struck a car that was sitting on the tracks in a Philadelphia suburb.
A SEPTA spokeswoman says at least 15 people had non-life threatening injuries following the collision this morning in Havertown, Delaware County. Police are trying to determine how the car ended up on the tracks.
Train service on the Norristown High Speed Line is limited while police investigate at the scene.