LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – A 29-year-old man was struck by a SEPTA train at the Lansdale Station in Montgomery County on Wednesday afternoon.
It happened a little before 4 p.m. Witnesses say the man jumped over a fence separating the SEPTA property along Walnut Street and began walking toward the tracks. The conductor attempted an emergency stop and witnesses reported hearing the train’s horn, but the man never stopped walking.
As he crossed the tracks, witnesses say he threw a skateboard he was carrying up onto the platform and then attempted to hoist himself up when he was struck by the train.
Emergency crews arrived to find the man underneath the train but conscious and alert. The man was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Authorities say the man’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening.