SEPTA train hits disabled taxi in Conshohocken

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It was a scary morning commute for dozens of SEPTA riders when their train slammed into a taxi in Conshohocken.

It was a scary morning commute for dozens of SEPTA riders when their train slammed into a taxi that was stopped right in the middle of the tracks in Conshohocken.

Incredibly, there were no serious injuries.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cherry and Washington streets.

According to the cab driver, it was dark and another driver behind her kept honking the horn, so she tried to pull to the side of the road. That's when she got stuck on the tracks right in the path of an oncoming train.

The collision left the cab a piece of crumpled metal after it was pushed by the force of the train nearly an entire city block.
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Officials say one person was injured after a SEPTA train on the Manayunk-Norristown Line hit a disabled taxi-cab in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Looking at the wreckage it's hard to believe no one was seriously hurt.

Charles Gillingham was a passenger on the train. He tells us, "We heard this huge thump like this bump had jarred the whole train, I actually thought maybe they ran over a tree or something."

Passengers on the train at first had no idea what they hit. Then when they realized it was a vehicle, many feared the worst.

Another passenger, James Alexander, says, "I'm glad nobody got hurt. If somebody was in that vehicle they would have been, sure enough, dead."

Of the 55 passengers on board two complained of minor injuries.

The cab driver tells us when she got stuck on the track she called 911 and she saw an oncoming train, so she left the car and ran.

According to SEPTA, three crew members were on board. Under standard procedure they will all undergo medical screenings.

SEPTA investigators were on the scene Wednesday morning and collected interviews from the crew and the recorder to pinpoint the exact speed.

The case remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, the driver will get traffic citations but police tell us she did not appear to be under the influence.

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