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Crews Rescue Woman Trapped Under NJ Transit Train

NJ Transit River Line service was suspended between Camden and Pennsauken for more than 2 hours

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Rescuers worked for about an hour to free a woman trapped under a New Jersey Transit light rail train Tuesday morning.

The incident on the River Line tracks near 36th Street and River Avenue in Pennsauken around 6 a.m. brought a large emergency response to the area.

The woman was rescued and loaded onto a stretcher just after 7 a.m. Her condition isn't known, but she appeared to be conscious.

Witnesses said it appeared to woman was trying to cross to the other side of the tracks to catch the train when she was struck. A passenger on board that train described a sudden bump followed by people screaming.

"Everybody was shocked, people on the train stood up and everybody started running," witness Zeek Vera said while noting that people rushed to help the woman.

NJ Transit suspended River Line service between Walter Rand Transportation Center and the Pennsauken Transit Center as crews worked to rescue the woman and then clear the scene. Bus service was being offered.

Service on the River Line resumed after 8 a.m. with 15-minute delays expected, NJ Transit said.

Roads in the area were also closed during the rescue effort.

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