Man in wheelchair falls on tracks at Market East Station

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Officials say a man in a wheelchair fell onto the train tracks at SEPTA's Market East Station in Center City Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

Police say it was around 1:00 a.m. when the 57-year-old victim slipped out of his wheelchair and fell down onto the Regional Rail tracks below the platform.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and helped the man to safety. He was then taken to a nearby hospital with back and leg injuries.

There is no word on what may have caused the man to fall.

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