The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue.
According to police, a 32-year-old man in an SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck a pillar under the SEPTA tracks.
The car caught on fire and the victim was trapped and had to be extricated.
He was taken to Temple University Hospital with multiple injuries.
The force of the crash was so violent, the SUV's engine flew out of the vehicle.