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February 05, 2019

SEPTA trolley crash with vehicles injures 27 in West Philly

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Carroll - Trolley Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

An 11 trolley on Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia.

Twenty-seven people were injured on Tuesday morning when a SEPTA trolley was struck by a paratransit vehicle and another car in West Philadelphia, officials said. 

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of 41st Street and Chester Avenue. 

A SEPTA spokesperson said the Route 13 trolley was struck following a collision between a CCT Connect paratransit vehicle and the car. Other reports have placed the injury total slightly higher. 

The drivers of all three vehicles were transported to a nearby hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known. 

The extent of injuries to passengers on the trolley also wasn't revealed, though none of the injuries in the crash are considered life-threatening. 

Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, 36 hav been diverted around scene with residual delays expected to continue Tuesday afternoon. 

The accident is under investigation by Philadelphia police.