responded to the Elm Street Septa Station on Markley Street on Sunday just after noon for a report of an auto accident. On the scene, officers and emergency medical responders found a white 2009 Plymouth Acclaim resting on the tracks at the foot of an embankment at the end of West Oak Street.
According to reports, the car sustained heavy front-end damage as a result of driving through trees and off the embankment at the end of West Oak Street and colliding with the train tracks below.
The driver, a 72-year-old woman who is a resident of Norristown, was removed from the vehicle by police and emergency medical technicians and taken to for treatment. The woman complained of leg pains resulting from the impact. Hospital officials have declined to comment on the woman's condition and it is still unclear what caused her to lose control of the vehicle.
Thanks to Norristown Patch reader Steve Foersch for submitting a video live from the scene of the accident.