SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line Train Accident – Lawsuit Investigation
McCune Wright Arevalo LLP is currently investigating a lawsuit against SEPTA for a train accident that occurred on August 22, 2017, inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania injuring 42 people on board. The train was carrying 41 passengers and the operator when the crash occurred at about 12:15 a.m. The High Speed Line, like the El and Broad Street Line, is equipped with Automatic Train Control, a system that establishes safe braking distances, a SEPTA spokesman said. It was not clear Tuesday whether ATC should have been able to prevent the collision from happening. ATC controls speeds less precisely than Positive Train Control, the braking system that would have prevented the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia and which is now in place on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and on much of SEPTA’s Regional Rail routes. PTC is federally mandated for certain classes of passenger rail, but not the Norristown High Speed Line, or the city’s two subway lines.
If you or someone you know was injured in the train accident inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby on August 22, please contact the lawyers at McCune Wright Arevalo LLP by filling out the form to the right.
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