Man killed by train crossing tracks
A 20-year-old Ardsley man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train Thursday evening just beyond the North Hills train station, according WR 6E37A RIfiFLDOs DnG WKH AELnJton Police Department.
The incident occurred around 6:15 p.m., according to SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.
The man, who has been identified by police as Emmanuel Henderson, was struck along the tracks near Mount Carmel Avenue in the North Hills section of Abington Township between the Glenside and North Hills stations as the train was headed northbound, according to Busch. The train was an outbound train that had originated in Center City and was making its way toward Doylestown on Doylestown line.
It appears that Henderson entered the track area and tried to cross the fence separating the east and westbound tracks at the station, but was prevented from doing so by an eastbound train which was stopped at the station, police said. When the victim saw the westbound train approaching he attempted to return to the platform but was unable to do so in time and
Lansdale- was struck by the westbound train which was not stopping at the station, police said.
SEPTA police and personnel from SEPTA’s division of system safety responded to the scene, along with Abington police and medical personnel, according to Busch.
“Service was down for about two hours for the investigation,” Busch said, noting service had resumed just shortly before 8:40 p.m.
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