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Woman fatally struck by SEPTA train

The incident marks at least the third accident in the last three days involving SEPTA.

A 30-year-old woman was struck and killed by a SEPTA train on the Broad Street Subway around 5 a.m., officials said.

The accident happened at the Lombard-South station on the northbound tracks. The operator reported that the woman was in the track area, according to SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. She was pronounced dead on scene, Busch said. Her identity has not been released.

The accident shut down service between Snyder and Walnut-Locust as authorities conducted their investigation. Busch said passengers used shuttle buses until normal service resumed around 8 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.

It has been a busy week for SEPTA accident investigators. Early Wednesday, a pedestrian was hit by a Route 18 bus near the Fox Chase loop in Northeast Philadelphia around 1 a.m., Busch said. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, but his condition is unknown.

Two days ago, a 58-year-old woman was killed and 13 people injured in a crash between a car and a Route 55 bus in the city's Ogontz section. And, on Friday, a man was injured after touching overhead wires as he stood on top of a Regional Rail train at the Doylestown station.

 
 
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