A Route 34 SEPTA trolley was apparently struck by a van that ran a red light around 8 a.m. this morning, leading two people to require hospitalization, SEPTA said.
"What the preliminary investigation was showing was that the van that was involved it was believed ran a red light," said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.
A SEPTA investigation into the incident, which occurred around 8 a.m. near 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue, is ongoing. The van reportedly struck the center of the trolley on the driver's side, but the trolley did not sustain "major damage," Busch said.
The 34 trolley, which runs along Baltimore Avenue into Center City, has its own Twitter account, which alerted commuters to the incident at 8:22 a.m.
Rte 34: Service is operating with shuttle buses between 40th and 61st & Baltimore due to an accident.