Woman in Sweden Steals Train and Crashes into a Building

by Colonel on January 17, 2013

“A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building.

The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital.

Tomas Hedenius, 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 to the end station on the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 30 yards and crashed into a three-story building.

The motives of the woman, who worked for a company contracted to carry out cleaning for the train operator, were not immediately clear.

He said it’s unclear how she got the keys to the train, but added that driving it is not that complicated.

” — Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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