'Every bone in my body hurts' - Dubliner cheats death in Philadelphia train crash
Published 14/05/2015 | 08:01
AN Irish woman has cheated death after being involved in the Philadelphia train crash.
Eimear Kelleher, from Lucan in Co Dublin, was on board the Amtrak train which crashed with 238 people on board.
Seven passengers were killed while 65 people were brought to hospital suffering injuries, with many remaining in a critical condition.
Eimear was on the train returning to New York, where she currently lives.
"Scariest moment of my life. Luckily I'm just a little banged up. Not everyone was as blessed. Keep #Philly in your thoughts tonight. #Amtrak", she tweeted.
"Every bone in my body hurts.", she tweeted this morning.
The ambassador for Tullamore Dew told the Irish Sun that she was only on the train about 15 minutes when the accident happened.
"The train started to speed up and all of a sudden my cup of tea fell and then my lap top went and I was upside down lying on the ceiling."
She told the paper of how other passengers immediately swung into action to help those injured.
She said two men helped her escape the carriage, which had begun to fill up with smoke.
"We had to climb up using the seats and the guys just reefed me up by the arms through the window."
She added that the whole experience was 'like a film'.