A WOMAN WAS fighting for her life last night after tumbling onto the tracks of SEPTA's Broad Street Line.
That woman, a South Philly resident whose age and identity weren't available, remained in critical condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital last night after her right leg touched the "third rail," the electrified portion of the train track.
An estimated 600 volts coursed through her body during the incident, which happened at 1:18 p.m. at the line's Ellsworth-Federal stop, according to SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel.
Surveillance footage from the station shows the woman, who slipped past the station's cashier without paying, peering over the edge of the track, apparently looking for the next train. She inches closer to the platform's edge, and then suddenly steps off, falling to the track below.