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SEPTA Train Strikes, Kills Man

A SEPTA train struck and killed a 21-year-old man on Saturday evening.

A 21-year-old man was struck and killed by a Trenton-bound SEPTA train near Bristol Station, according to SEPTA officials.

The incident took place on the border of Bristol Borough and Bristol Township about a half-mile from the Bristol Station near the 3800 block of Otter Street, SEPTA's Press Officer Andrew Busch said.

An article on PhillyBurbs said that Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell identified the man who was struck and killed as Ryan Hoover. He declared the death an accident.

The train was an outbound Trenton Line Regional Rail train on its way to Trenton, he said.

"The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday," Busch said. "Service was suspended on the Trenton Line following the incident for approximately two-and-a-half hours, resuming at approximately 1 a.m."

After the accident, SEPTA sent a shuttle bus to transport the 58 passengers who were on the train involved in the incident, Busch told Patch.

"There were no injuries to any passengers or SEPTA employees," he said.

Katherine S April 02, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Can we keep our friends and family off the rail road tracks. They are not side walks and too many people are being killed by trains especially when they are intoxicated. Don't let your friends drive drunk or walk away alone.
Jim Smith April 02, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Score one for natural selection. Those in society who are too stupid to stay off train tracks, are eventually removed from it. The only bad thing about this story is how so many people who ride that train line had their day disrupted, by the actions of an idiot, who wanted to dance with a train.
Matthew April 03, 2013 at 03:03 AM
This man is advocating suicide on your blog!!!

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