Statement on accident involving train and car in Delaware County

UPPER DARBY, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry and state Sen. Tim Kearney, both D-Delaware, released the following statements today following a crash in Lansdowne involving a SEPTA train and a car. The accident injured three people in the car.

“I am aware of yesterday’s incident involving a SEPTA train and a car on Union Avenue in Lansdowne,” Curry said. “My spirit is with the families of the three people injured, the train conductor, the passengers aboard the train and the first responders. I am praying for those involved. Rail safety is a main concern of mine as people are put in danger unnecessarily. Please stay alert and follow all traffic warning signals.”

“I would like to extend prayers to those who were injured during yesterday’s train crash in Lansdowne,” Kearney said. “Accidents can occur anytime, but those incidents increase around the holidays. I urge motorists to use extra precaution when traveling. Getting home safely is the number one priority.” 

According to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, every year people die needlessly in automobile-train accidents. SEPTA warns drivers and pedestrians should never attempt to beat the train. For more driving tips, click here.

Anyone with questions, may contact Curry’s office at (610) 259-7016.