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Woman seriously injured after vehicle hit by SEPTA train in Lansdowne

A Philadelphia car accident took place Monday morning when an SUV was hit by a SEPTA train. The harrowing scene near Union Avenue was captured on nearby business surveillance cameras. SEPTA officials say the train was moving at about 50 mph headed into Philadelphia. Authorities say the driver never should have been on the tracks as the gates at the crossing were already down from a previous passing train.

“If cars are struck by trains… they could derail the train, and if that were the case then we’d have a lot different situation to be talking about today,” said Jim Fox, SEPTA’s assistant general manager for system safety.

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