Injuries Sustained On The Route 11 SEPTA Trolley Accident in Darby PA

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On Thursday December 9th, 2021, six individuals were injured when a Delaware County SEPTA trolley hit a freight train in Darby Pennsylvania.  Officials from SEPTA say that the trolley operator was among the six victims who were later taken to an area hospital.

Witnesses recalled hearing the loud crash as the trolley hit the freight train, and news reports from 6ABC reported a gate resting on top of the trolley.

A screenshot of the trolley accident courtesy of 6ABC.com

What if you or a loved one were injured in the trolley accident in Darby PA?

The negligence of SEPTA should not impact your or your loved one’s ability to earn a living and provide for your family.  If you were involved don’t hesitate to contact our firm at (800) 590-4116, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our attorneys immediately.

SEPTA hosts more than 300 million passengers annually on its subway, bus, trolley and regional rail lines — an average of 80,000 riders per day.

With the sixth-largest ridership and the fifth-largest transit system nationwide, there are bound to be injuries because of operator error or defective equipment, negligence or recklessness. If you have been injured in an accident with SEPTA or while on SEPTA property, our trial lawyers will assess your case during a free consultation.

How do you prove accidents if you were injured in a SEPTA trolley accident?

One of the most important ways to prove an injury has taken place is to seek medical treatment and make sure you retain your medical records.

Without keeping this information it’s rare you would get a recovery or settlement against SEPTA for any amount – so keeping in close contact with your medical professionals is vital to recovering damages for your injuries in a SEPTA accident.

What are the causes of SEPTA trolley accidents in PA?

The true cause of the SEPTA trolley accident will not be known until a full investigation has taken place.  Both the freight train operator as well as the SEPTA trolley operator will be investigated, but SEPTA accidents can be caused by a variety of sources including but not limited to:

  • Operator or driver error
  • Improper maintenance of vehicles
  • Improper maintenance of property
  • Lack of driver training or testing
  • Negligent security
  • Failure to fix design flaws
  • Safety violations and regulation breaches

It’s only after a thorough investigation that courts can understand what led to the trolley accident.

Why should I contact McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt to represent me for a SEPTA accident?

Our attorneys have won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we’ve represented hundreds of clients who have won settlements when injured by SEPTA or railroad negligence.

It won’t cost a single dollar to contact our attorneys and let our experts determine free of charge whether or not you might have a case against SEPTA.

The negligence of SEPTA should not impact your or your loved one’s ability to earn a living and provide for your family.  If you were involved don’t hesitate to contact our firm at (800) 590-4116, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our attorneys immediately.