Friday, September 19, 2014
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Woman injured in fall onto SEPTA tracks

Police and SEPTA are investigating an incident from this morning in which a woman had a close call on the tracks of the Market-Frankford Line.

Woman injured in fall onto SEPTA tracks

Police and SEPTA are investigating an incident from this morning in which a woman had a close call on the tracks of the Market-Frankford Line.

About 11 a.m., the woman, 59, fell into the track area at the line's 5th Street Station as a westbound train was arriving at the central platform area, according to SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams

"She's very lucky; with the way she fell, she never made actual contact with the train," Williams said.

The woman was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with minor head injuries.

It's not clear why the woman fell, but an initial investigation by police seems to indicate she jumped in front of the train, according to police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell.

An investigation by Central Detectives is ongoing, police said.

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