Friday, February 27, 2015

Person struck, killed by SEPTA train

One killed by SEPTA train

A 57-year-old man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train Sunday evening at the Snyder stop of the Broad Street Line, a transit spokesman said.

The man was sitting on the platform edge, with his lower body and legs in the track area, when he was hit by an inbound train around 7:15 p.m. on the northbound tracks, said Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesman.

It was not immediately known how the man ended up there, Busch said, but no foul play was suspected. The man had been walking around the platform for about 20 minutes, he said.

The agency was running shuttle buses between the Walnut-Locust and AT&T (Pattison) stops, he said, while police investigate.

- Jonathan Lai

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