SEPTA employee was driving drunk when she crashed into SEPTA trolley in Southwest Philadelphia

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A SEPTA employee has been charged with DUI after she crashed her personal car into a SEPTA trolley over the weekend in Southwest Philadelphia, the district attorney’s office said.

Four people were injured in the crash, including the trolley operator.

Brianna Satchell-Thomas, 31, is charged with aggravated assault while DUI, reckless driving, making a false report to law enforcement and other offenses.

The crash happened around 6:25 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of South 52nd Street.

SEPTA officials tell Action News the driver of the car crashed into the trolley after running a red light, knocking the trolley off the tracks.

According to the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, police arrived on the scene to find a white Mercedes with major damage.

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