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Car Crashes Onto Tracks on Markley Street Sunday

A Norristown resident apparently lost control of her vehicle and drove off an embankment onto the train tracks along Markley Street.

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.

James Myers February 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Checked with the folks at SEPTA, who tell me there was no damage to the track and no further interruptions to service in case anyone was concerned. Still no word on the condition of the driver.
joe campbell March 02, 2012 at 03:14 AM
i was there when it happen i put my daughter in my car and the white car flew right pass us and flew off the ledge of the hill me being a volunteer firefighter i wanted to make sure she was ok so i rushed down and asked her if she was ok and took nottice the car air bag went off me and my fiancie called 911 i stayed with the lady till the norristown firefighters and ems were there so they could get her out of the vehicle safely but i hope she is ok since if i left my house any later i could of been hit by that car since i was very close to it

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