File photo.Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro
A 59-year-old woman was injured Thursday morning on the train tracks at the Market-Frankford Lines 5th Street Station, SEPTA officials said.
The woman was found underneath the first train car around 11 a.m. on the westbound tracks, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.
The train car operator was breaking as he entered the station and saw the woman, spokeswoman Heather Redfern said. The woman's name and the extent of her injuries have not yet been revealed.
“We’re still looking at it to determine whether it was an accident or a suicide,” Busch said. “We do know that there was no foul play involved.”
The El was shut down for about an hour as workers attended to the woman's injuries. Shuttle bus services were provided, and El service was restored shortly afterward.
Redfern said she wasn't sure which hospital treated the woman. Police and SEPTA officials are investigating.
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