Police: 46-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed by Train

SEPTA service from Levittown to Philadelphia was disrupted by a death on the tracks in Bristol Borough.


A Bristol Borough woman was killed after being struck by a train minutes after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, not far from Bensalem.

According to a borough patrolman, the victim is a 46-year-old resident of Bristol and was killed during an incident on the tracks near Headley Street at around 8:20 a.m.

Garden Street resident Bill Wise said that he heard the train hitting its horn several times and sirens just after. He said an ambulance arrived but left after a few minutes.

Police from the borough, SEPTA and Amtrak were on the scene for more than two hours and were forced to delay service on the tracks.

The woman's body sat on the tracks near a spot that local residents say is a popular cut-through, but police at the scene did not comment on the accident.

A van from the coroner's office came to remove the body at 10 a.m.

Confused commuters waited at the borough train station only to be told of the accident. Many had to travel to stations in Philadelphia to get service.

Police at the scene told Patch that Amtrak investigators are handling the investigation.


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