Man killed by train cross­ing tracks

The Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By Thomas Celona and Jar­reau Free­man

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.

Chel­tenham High School stu­dents take an en­thu­si­as­tic group photo at Pres­i­dent Barak Obama’s sec­ond in­au­gu­ra­tion Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

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