Fishtown—At least one person died after a car collided with a trolley along Delaware Avenue in the city’s Fishtown section last Thursday afternoon.
The wreck occurred at around 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon when the police and paramedics responded to a call from the corner of the Delaware and Frankford avenues.
SEPTA spokesperson Manuel McDonnell Smith stated that the Route 15 trolley had just pulled out of a loop when it crashed head-on with the car. The operator of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver died after her car crashed head-on with a SEPTA trolley at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
A helicopter scene showed that the car sustained major front-end damage after it was lodged up under one end of the trolley.
Larry O’Brien who was a witness to the crash said that it was such a loud explosion that unfortunately caused the death of the driver who was driving along the Frankford Avenue that was a closed-off street. According to O’Brien, the driver saw the trolley coming out and she tried to go around the trolley but her car drove full speed towards the trolley. O’Brien ran over to see if he could help the victim, but it was too late.
McDonnell Smith reported that the trolley was running about 5 MPH while the car was traveling at a top speed when the crash happened. O’Brien said that car must have been going about MPH.
Cameras on chopper 6 that was hovering over the scene shortly after the accident captured the vehicle partially crushed by the trolley.
At the time of the collision, there were about 6 or 7 passengers inside the trolley but only one sustained injuries.
Route 15 trolleys and a car crashed head-on in Fishtown Thursday afternoon that led to the death of the car driver and injuring one of several SEPTA riders.
According to a transit agency spokesperson, the crash happened at about 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon as the trolley was about to exit in what is known as the Delaware loop. The place is just across SugarHouse Casino located at Delaware Avenue.
Photos of the crash taken by a new helicopter showed that a small four-door car was half crushed at the front of the trolley. Initially, the driver was considered in critical condition but was pronounced dead at the scene after a while.
By 1:30 o’clock that afternoon the police was continuing their investigation. They just confirmed that SEPTA Route 15 trolleys that were running between Delaware Avenue and 63rd Street along Girard Avenue collided with a car. There was one fatality and one injury.
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