SEPTA Train Collides with Car Killing 1 Woman

SEPTA Train Collides with Car Killing 1 Woman

Lansdowne, PA- A woman was killed Monday morning when her car was hit by a SEPTA train heading towards Philadelphia.

According to authorities, the flashing signals and gates were both working properly prior to the accident.

Around 9 a.m. there were two drivers who ignored the signals, and went around the gates on South Union Avenue and in between trains that were passing.

Police identified the third driver as Bellatti Menworleh, 51, whose vehicle was struck by the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail traveling at approximately 50 MPH towards Philadelphia. Due to the train’s speed, Menworleh’s car was dragged around 500 feet before the train was able to fully stop.

It has been reported she was on life-support following the accident Monday afternoon at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She died the next day from her injuries.

On Thursday Lansdowne Police Chief Daniel Donegan said, “It’s important to obey the signals there,” and reminds everyone to call 911 if they think the signals are malfunctioning.

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Source: Daily Times

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