Swedish Cleaning Lady Steals Train, Hits Apartment House in Suburban Stockholm — Saltsjöbaden


Train vs. apartment building crash in Saltsjöbaden after woman steals empty commuter train.

A cleaning lady stole an empty commuter train from the Neglinge train depot early Tuesday morning and drove it to Saltsjöbaden a suburb of Stockholm (two stops away) where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building. The woman was seriously injured in the crash requiring a two-hour extrication operation before she was airlifted to the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, according to police spokesman Lars Bystrom. No other injuries were reported. A spokesman for train operator Arriva said the woman, born in 1990, stole the four-car train at a depot outside Stockholm. She then drove it about a mile (1.6 km) to the end station on the railway line, where it left the railroad tracks, careened for about 30 yards (25m) and crashed into a three-story apartment building. Images from the scene showed the crumpled front car of the train buried deep into the structure. No word yet on the woman’s motive for the crime, but she is also detained while hospitalized on suspicion of public devastation (allmänfarlig ödeläggelse)..

Arriva is a public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, United Kingdom and a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn. Arriva has bus, coach, train, tram and waterbus operations in 12 countries across Europe.

Starting in January 2013, Arriva scheduled commuter trains on Roslagsbanan north of Stockholm. Saltsjöbaden is located southeast of Stockholm near the Baltic Sea, and has a population of about 9,491 people. Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden hosted the annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group in 1962, 1973 and 1984.

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