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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Amtrak Train in Croydon

A pedestrian who was trespassing was struck and killed by an Amtrak in Croydon Tuesday night, Amtrak officials said.

A pedestrian who was trespassing on train tracks near Croydon was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday night, an Amtrak official confirmed.

"Train 2175, an Acela Express, struck a trespasser," said Craig Schulz, an Amtrak Media Relations spokesperson. "It was a fatality"

Shulz said the accident happened around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Croydon area of Bucks County.

"But there were no injuries to crew or passengers on board," Schulz said. 

Train 2175 was terminated there, Schulz said, and the passengers moved on to other trains to continue to their destinations. Because of the accident the trains were delayed, with four trains affected he said.

Bristol Township Police are handling the investigation, but were not immediately available for comment.

Patch will update as more information is received.

SANDIE COULTER March 06, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Jesse why your family loved you. No one is worth killing yourself over. RIP
erin ramsey March 06, 2013 at 11:05 PM
You will never be forgotton. Rest in peace, I love you so much!
BP March 07, 2013 at 05:29 AM
Why do you use Amtrak s talking head when we are paying the Federal Railroad-bought Association and state MILLIONS a year? Is there court documents with a conviction of trespassing here or Patch just throws hear say BS out jury tampering?
BMC April 19, 2013 at 05:02 PM
No one is supposed to be along the right of way of a railroad. There for they are a trespasser if they are on the tracks. Also nobody ever say anything about the Engineer that has to live with watching these people in the last second of their lives get blown apart. It's a sad situation of everyone involved.
BP April 20, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Nobody is holding a gun to the engineers head now are they. A 12 year old moron with a learning problem could tell the first stop the train brakes sucked and they couldn't swerve. Yet the railroads find the Stockholm Syndrome struck morons to run the trains more out of control than a drunk 4X over the limit. To be a trespasser one has to know their trespassing --- even if they are the low life railroads don't have the right to kill them.

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