December 19, 2011 – A teenage boy was killed this afternoon in a train accident after being struck by a SEPTA commuter train near Hatboro. The boy was walking near the rails just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike overpass when the train hit him.
He was rushed to Abington Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries. Service on the Warminster Line was temporarily suspended as police investigated the death.
SEPTA bus and train accidents can occur because railroad crossings are littered with debris and/or obstructed, mechanism failures, or due to simple human error causing a train to derail or slam into a car or individual. This year, six people were killed by trains on SEPTA’s regional rail line.
The personal injury and accident attorneys at Messa & Associates have represented many victims of train and motor vehicles accidents. Our attorneys have successfully litigated cases and obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of being struck by a train or motor vehicle, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.