Pedestrian Killed By Train Near Langhorne Station
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a SEPTA train on New Year's Day.
A pedestrian, possibly a teenage boy, was struck and killed just south of the Langhorne Train Station in Middletown on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
The victim was struck by a train headed from Center City to Trenton just before 2:30 p.m., SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said.
Middletown police along with SEPTA transit officers are investigating the death, officials told Patch. Much of the afternoon's police activity was focused on the tracks in the area of Hulmeville Avenue.
Due to limited holiday train runs, no service was suspended along the West Trenton Line, Busch said.
The regional rails train was transporting about 60 people at the time of the incident, all passengers were unharmed.
Busch noted the victim was the first death reported on the SEPTA system in 2013. He said the transportation agency usually sees about a dozen people killed on rail lines throughout the year.
A 46-year-old was struck and killed by a train in Bristol Borough in mid-December. In June 2011, a 22-year-old man was killed when a train hit him less than half-a-mile from Tuesday's incident.