Cleaning Lady Crashes Stolen Train Into House

No one inside Swedish home injured

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 15, 2013 8:33 AM CST

(Newser) – For reasons unknown, a cleaning lady in Sweden allegedly stole a train around 3am morning and promptly crashed it into a home in an upscale Stockholm suburb. The twentysomething woman managed to board and start the unoccupied train at a station, and a rep for the company that operates the line says an investigation is under way into how, exactly, such a thing could happen. After reaching the last stop on the line, the train went off the tracks and into a kitchen.

Though it caused extensive damage to the home, no one inside was injured. But The Local reports that a woman, presumably the driver, was trapped in the wreckage for two hours. The driver is now in the hospital with serious injuries; she's also facing charges of public devastation. As of this afternoon, the train was still inside the house as emergency crews determined the safest way to remove it.

Emergency services attend the scene after a  derailed train crashed into the side of a  residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday  Jan, 15, 2013.
Emergency services attend the scene after a derailed train crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday Jan, 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstr?mer)
A woman obtained the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building. The woman was injured in the incident and there are no reports of injuries of people in the building .
A woman obtained the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building. The woman was injured in the incident and there are no reports of injuries of people in the building .   (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstr?mer)
Derailed train that hangs on the edge of the track after it crashed into the side of a  residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday Jan, 15, 2013.
Derailed train that hangs on the edge of the track after it crashed into the side of a residential building in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Tuesday Jan, 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jonas Ekstr?mer)
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