Boy, 15, struck by train in Chestnut Hill
A 15-year-old boy was struck by a SEPTA train and seriously injured Wednesday in Chestnut Hill.
The youth was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesman. His condition was not known.
The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. just north of the Wyndmoor Station on the Chestnut Hill East line, Busch said.
He said the preliminary investigation indicated the boy was standing beside the track and then stepped into the path of the northbound train.
The engineer sounded the horn and applied the emergency brakes, but could not stop in time, Busch said. The train was going about 25 m.p.h. at the time.
- Inquirer Staff