Thursday, April 18, 2013
A southbound Amtrak train struck and killed a man near the Bristol station on Wednesday.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Northeast Regional Amtrak train heading south on Wednesday, according to an Amtrak official. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. nine miles West of Trenton close to the Bristol station, according to Craig Schulz, an Amtrak Media Relations spokesman. The Bucks County Coroner identified the man killed as David Smith, 56, of Morrisville, according to PhillyBurbs reports. His death was ruled a suicide. "It was a fatal," Schulz told Patch, "but no injuries to passengers or crew were reported." The No. 129 train that travels between New York and Washington, D.C. had 412 passengers on board at the time of the accident. Schulz said the passengers were transferred on to two different trains and eventually …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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, March 5, 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 train affected he added. Bristol Township Police are handling the investigation, but weren't available …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident turned himself in to authorities, Bensalem Police say.
The man responsible for a Tuesday morning hit-and-run accident that killed at 71-year-old pedestrian turned himself in to authorities, police said. Mario Rodriguez-Morales, 40, of the 2900 block of Knights Road, turned himself in to Bensalem Police after leaving the scene of a hit and run at Knights Road just north of Dunksferry Road that killed a pedestrian, according to police. Bensalem Police reported to the scene at 6:09 a.m. Police identified the victim as Madanago Bakthavatchalu, a 71-year-old resident of the 2500 block of Knight Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Bensalem Police Department. At 6 a.m., police said the striking vehicle—a light-colored pick-up truck—was traveling north on Knights Road at the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Video Store on New Falls Road remains open after a pickup truck struck the building Thursday morning.
A medical emergency is believed to be the reason the driver of a maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck veered across New Falls Road, hit a homeless man on a bicycle and then a building Thursday morning in Bristol Township, police said. The homeless bicyclist was struck and treated by EMTs at the scene. A friend latear took the man to the hospital for further evaluation, police Sgt. Chuck Burns said. The middle-aged man behind the wheel of the pickup suffered minor injuries from the crash and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary Medical Center, Burns said. An initial investigation revealed the truck was traveling westbound on New Falls Road when it went across the opposing lane of travel and into the shopping center. The truck struck…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A pedestrian was struck in Bristol near the intersection of Route 13 and 4th Avenue.
Updated, Friday, Jan. 4, 10:16 a.m.: Bristol Borough Police released a press release that the victim was pronounced dead on the scene Thursday night. The driver of the striking vehicle did stop and called police. At this time, the accident is still under investigation and anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Sgt. Pete Fraight at the Bristol Borough Police Department at 215-788-7811. The victim's information is not being released at this time. Updated, Friday, Jan. 4, 12:42 a.m.: A male pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 13 near 4th Avenue in Bristol Borough, according to reports from the Courier Times and the Bristol Borough Police Department. Patch received an alert just before 8 p.m. stating that a pedestrian was …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A 16-year-old Langhorne resident's death on the train track in Middletown was ruled accidental, officials said Wednesday.
The Bucks County Coroner's Office said Wednesday the death of a teenage boy struck by a SEPTA passenger rails train in Middletown on New Year's Day was an accident. Trevor Newman, 16, was walking north on the tracks when a commuter train headed from Center City to Trenton approached from behind. The conductor saw the teen and blew the horn and tried to stop, coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell said. Investigators determined the teen turned around and saw the train just moments before being hit, the coroner said. Multiple sources tell Patch the teen suffered from hearing impairment issues. Newman was a student at Neshaminy High School, officials said. Campbell said the teen's death is being ruled an accident. The investigation remains open, however…
A woman walking along an I-95 on ramp in Bensalem was struck by a car’s side mirror.
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Wednesday, January 2
The above information was supplied by the Pa. State Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. It was nearly 7 p.m. Dec. 28 when a 38-year-old Philadelphia woman decided to walk along the southbound lane on I-95 at Tennis Avenue in Bensalem, according to State Police. “Interstate I-95 prohibits pedestrians from entering the highway, and there are clearly marked signs signaling no pedestrians to enter at the on ramps,” the report states. When a car came down the southbound lane and passed the woman, the driver’s side mirror struck her right arm. The car stopped a few yards away. The driver was not charged, but the pedestrian was cited for walking on a highway and was taken to Torresdale Hospital.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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 …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Two traffic incident happened late Friday afternoon in Levittown.
Woman Struck by Car A middle-aged woman was struck by a car at Route 413 and Trenton Road in the Levittown section of Middletown at around 3 p.m. Friday, according to reports. Patch reader Drew Sroka said EMS crews put the woman on a stretcher and took her in an ambulance. Emergency reports indicated she was transported to St. Mary Medical Center's trauma ward. No further information on the afternoon crash was available from authorities. Truck Spills Load at Intersection A large truck overturned and spilled its load of dirt and rock at the intersection of Penn Valley Road and Falls Tullytown Road in the Levittown section of Falls on Friday afternoon. The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with relatively minor injuries, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mark Kerwood will face trial for an New Year's Eve incident where police say he injured a young boy and fled.
Levittown resident Mark Kerwood, 39, will face trial in county court in Doylestown for allegedly hitting a young boy with his white work van and driving away from the scene on New Year's Eve 2011. Falls Township police at a preliminary trial said they used cell phone tracking software to discover that the 39-year-old was in the Levittown area during the time of the strike, PhillyBurbs.com reported. According to the website, the incident left a young boy with a broken leg. Click here to read the full story on PhillyBurbs.com.