A “despondent” woman is recovering in the hospital after the Bristol Borough Police rescued her from railroad tracks in a tense situation earlier this week.
Officers responded to the scene Monday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. to find the woman walking southbound on the railroad overpass at Beaver street. He saw another citizen with her, begging her to move to safety, according to reports.
Thinking ahead, police went to the Corson Street overpass in an attempt to intercept her travels.
Then, just moments before a SEPTA train passed, Officer Ritchie Webb reached the woman. He “physically removed her from the tracks,” saving her life.
One minute after the SEPTA train had gone by, a second Amtrak train zoomed past in the same direction.
Police escorted the rescued woman to Lower Bucks Hospital.