Re: Bristol, Pa. - SEPTA train kills trepasser on NEC tracks
- While it's discomforting to hear of anyone being struck by a train, it is notable that the press is finally using the term "trespasser". Typically they have been referred to as pedestrians in the past.
--- In Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com, "Edward" <edhavens@...> wrote:
> A SEPTA electric multiple-unit [eMU] Silverliner train on the Trenton line killed a man who trespassed onto the tracks of the Northeast Corridor [NEC] near Bristol Station in Bucks County northeast of Philadelphia, WCAU, NBC 10, reports. The fatality occurred Saturday night:
> "Man Struck, Killed by SEPTA Train
> By David Chang
> Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 | Updated 7:11 AM EDT
> A man is dead after being struck by a SEPTA train in Bucks County.
> Police say a 21-year-old man was trespassing on the tracks a half a mile away from the Bristol Station near the 3800 block of Otter Street at 10:34 p.m.
> As he was walking, police say he was struck by a SEPTA regional rail train traveling to Trenton.
> The man was pronounced dead though police have not yet revealed his identity.
> The Trenton Line is currently shut down from Holmesburg to Trenton as officials continue to investigate the accident.
> [end text]
> Edward B. Havens
> Tucson, Ariz.