A 44-year-old Bensalem man was struck and killed Monday night by a vehicle driven by a Bensalem police community service officer.
The pedestrian, whom Bensalem police did not identify, stepped onto Street Road near Hulmeville Road about 8:30 p.m. The on-duty officer, also not identified, was traveling east on Street Road on his way back to the police station at the time of the accident, said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman, a spokesman for Bensalem Township police. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Community service officers process prisoners and enforce parking violations, among other tasks, he said.
Aninsman, citing an ongoing investigation, did not release further information. - Sam Wood