Fort Washington, Pa. - woman struck by SEPTA eMU train
- A woman pedestrian was struck Monday night by a SEPTA electric multiple-unit [eMU] Silverliner train near Fort Washington Station on the Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail line, the "philly dot com" site reports:
"Woman struck by SEPTA train in Montco
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013, 10:28 PM
A woman was struck by a northbound train on SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown line Monday night in Montgomery County, officials said.
The incident occurred around 9:25 p.m. near the Fort Washington station.
The woman reportedly was rescued after being trapped under the train and was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital. Her condition was not immediately available.
Service on the Regional Rail line was temporarily suspended between North Hills and Lansdale, with shuttle buses transporting passengers from north of the Glenside station.
Service was restored about 10:40 p.m.
- Robert Moran
Edward B. Havens
- In an update about a woman being hit by a SEPTA Silverliner train at Fort Washington Station, The Reporter newspaper of Lansdale says witnesses told authorities the victim jumped in front of the train:
"Woman survives after jumping in front of SEPTA train in Whitemarsh
By TONY FIORIGLIO
Posted: Tuesday, 07/02/13 08:06 am
Updated: Tuesday, 07/02/13 09:20 am
A 40-year-old woman is treated for minor cuts and bruises she suffered when she jumped in front of a train at the Fort Washington train station Monday, July 1, 2013. (21st Century Media/Rick Kauffman)
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WHITEMARSH Police are investigating what caused a woman to jump in front of a moving SEPTA train Monday night.
According to Whitemarsh Township Police Chief Mike Beatty, witnesses said the 40-year-old woman leapt onto the tracks as the northbound train bound headed for Doylestown approached the Fort Washington train station at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The woman, whom police identified only as a resident of the Fort Washington area, suffered minor cuts and bruises when she was wedged between the train and the tracks.
She was alert and spoke with officers after workers de-energized the train and manually moved it off of her.
Once freed, she was transported to Abington Hospital for treatment.
The incident caused the station to shut down for more than 90 minutes and is being investigated by Whitemarsh Township police.
SEPTA workers found the train to be in full working order.
Edward B. Havens