Man Struck And Killed In Philadelphia Subway Tracks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities in Philadelphia say a man has been struck and killed by a subway train.

Officials with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority say the man was in the track area of the Susquehanna-Dauphin station of the main north-south Broad Street Line when he was hit by a train coming into the station just after 7 a.m. Sunday.

SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says the man had apparently gone down onto the tracks to retrieve an object of some kind.

  • DP

    It was a homeless man who was retrieving cigarettes he dropped. Another passenger reported him on the track to the cashier who did not sound the alarm. No one on the platform tried to help him. The poor man was cut in half.

  • Lioninfall

    Probably a cell phone. Tell the cashier and they will send someone to retrieve it safely.

  • Jim Wilmer

    How horrible! Don’t say he went down to get some cell phone!

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