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
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)

(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.

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AznPandaMan
Jan 17, 2013 2:48 PM CST
how is it there are no safe gaurds in place? end of the line should mean electronic braking systems and back up plans...swedes....ikea trains anyone can work them!
bewilderbeast
Jan 16, 2013 8:22 AM CST
I am embarrassed. I got up to some shit in my day, but man, this is farking EPIC. Makes me look like such an amateur! Hats off, chick!!
iq145
Jan 15, 2013 10:42 PM CST
Good job, Mary...