Woman falls on SEPTA tracks, lifted to safety by good samaritan, police

A woman is recovering after she accidentally fell onto the tracks at a SEPTA station in Center City and was lifted to safety by a passerby.

SEPTA says the incident happened on the westbound side of 15th Street Station's Market-Frankford line.

Surveillance video shows the 44-year-old woman cross onto the yellow caution marker and fall onto the tracks below. Without hesitation, a good samaritan jumps onto the tracks and lifts the woman to safety with help from several others.

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SEPTA says the woman was taken to Jefferson Hospital for evaluation and released.

Officials are reminding riders to stay behind the yellow line when walking along the train platform.


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