Oct 14, 2023

Car crashes into SEPTA trolley in Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A car collided with a SEPTA trolley in Southwest Philadelphia.

The Action Cam on the scene at 52nd and Chester, just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

SEPTA officials tell Action News the driver of the car crashed into the trolley after running a red light, knocking the trolley off the tracks.

Police took the driver of the car into custody after he attempted to flee from police. Officials say this is a suspected D.U.I. accident.

The trolley operator and three passengers aboard the trolley suffered minor injuries.

SEPTA has taken the trolley in for repairs. After a rail inspection, normal operations are expected to resume.