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Re: Bristol, Pa. - SEPTA train kills trepasser on NEC tracks

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  • Glenn Kaiser
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2013
      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:
      > http://tinyurl.com/d7o94vv
      > "Man Struck, Killed by SEPTA Train
      > By David Chang
      > Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 | Updated 7:11 AM EDT
      >
      > (photo)
      > NBC10.com
      >
      > (article)
      > 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.
      >
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