Pedestrian Accident/ Struck By Train

Case 17-018177

On May 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM Abington Police responded to the SEPTA train tracks that run along the 2200 block of Mt. Carmel Ave in the Glenside section of Abington Township for a report of someone lying on the tracks. When officers arrived they discovered a 35 year old female lying on the tracks with serious injuries that were consistent with her being struck by a train. It is unknown at this time exactly which train struck the victim. First aid was rendered and the victim was transported to Abington Hospital for treatment. It appears at this time that the victim had been walking along the tracks when she was accidently struck by a train. Although the victim did sustain serious injuries, she is expected to survive. This accident is being investigated by the Abington Township Police Department as well as SEPTA Police.

Approved for Release By:
Sgt. Edward Quinn #2572
267-536-1100 Ext. 1093