A van slammed through a fence, over a wall, and into a SEPTA Regional Rail cut in Southwest Philadelphia after a crash with another vehicle Tuesday, disrupting morning rush hour service on the Media/Elwyn Line.
The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. at 49th Street and Kingsessing Avenue and left three people injured, police said.
They said the Nissan van was heading north on 49th when it collided with a Hyundai Sonata that was going west on Kingsessing. The van then went over the embankment.
The driver of the van was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was reported to be in stable condition. The woman driving the Sonata and her 13-year-old son were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. There was no word on their conditions.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The van took down Peco power lines along the cut when it went over the wall. The vehicle landed too close to the tracks for trains to operate.
SEPTA suspended service on the line after the crash, but resumed inbound service about a half-hour later. Outbound service remained suspended until about 10:30 a.m.