BRYN MAWR, Pa. (CBS) — A Bryn Mawr woman says she is lucky to be alive after being thrown beneath a moving SEPTA train on Monday.
Patricia Biswanger, 55, an attorney for Delaware County, said she hadn’t fully disembarked the train at the Eddystone station when the train pulled off and she fell to the gravel below.
“This could be it,” said Biswanger, recalling her ordeal. “I could be dying here.”
According to Biswanger, two cars of the train passed over her as she lay between the platform and the rails.
“Something’s going to hit me, when is the pain going to start, what’s it going to feel like? Is it going to cut off my leg?” she said.
Biswanger, who has previously suffered a stroke and was towing a suitcase at the time of the incident, was taken to the hospital for treatment, but fortunately she did not suffer any serious injuries.
“Somebody dropped the ball here Monday, somebody didn’t get off that train to make sure everybody had gotten off,” said Francie Howat, a friend of Biswanger’s. “She’s very lucky she didin’t get hurt worse.”
SEPTA is conducting an investigating into this incident. They say it is the conductor’s responsibility to make sure all passengers have gotten on and off the train safely before resuming service.
Biswanger does not plan on brining any legal action against SEPTA.