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Wednesday, January 22, 2003
RAILROAD ACCIDENT An 80 year old Montgomery County woman sustained minor injuries following an accident on the R1 Airport Line yesterday afternoon. Reinelda Clarke of Willow Grove boarded the 2:43pm to Warminster (#4238) at the Terminal A station as it was departing. Despite pleas from the conductor not to board as the train was moving, Clarke reportedly followed a male passenger on board the train. The train then jerked briefly, causing her to fall. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Clarke's left leg "became wedged between the platform and the train, and she was dragged 'a short distance' until the conductor pulled the emergency [brake]." Clarke was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was treated and released for cuts and bruises to her left leg and back, and for pain in her right leg. The incident is under investigation by SEPTA.