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Woman, 73, expected to survive being hit by train at Overbrook station

A 73-year-old woman who officials say stepped in front of a train at SEPTA's Overbrook station is expected to survive her injuries.

Woman, 73, expected to survive being hit by train at Overbrook station

A 73-year-old woman who officials say stepped in front of a train at SEPTA's Overbrook station is expected to survive her injuries.

The senior citizen, who is hospitalized at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, stepped onto the tracks with her arms raised in an apparent suicide attempt at the station, on 63rd Street near City Avenue, just after 1 p.m., according to SEPTA authorities. The decelerating train made contact with the woman, a SEPTA spokeswoman said. Her injuries, officials said, were non-life-threatening.

The incident briefly interrupted service on the Paoli-Thorndale Line, officials said, and SEPTA advised riders via Twitter of residual delays through 3:30 p.m.

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