An unidentified man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train Sunday morning in Lower Makefield, Bucks County, as he stood on the tracks and failed to get out of the way when the engineer blew his horn, a SEPTA spokesman said.
The man, who was 35 to 45 years old, died at the scene and had no identification with him, said the spokesman, Andrew Bush. "There was no indication of foul play. We are investigating to determine whether it was an accident or intentional," Bush said.
The victim was struck around 10 a.m. after the train had left West Trenton, bound for Center City, he said. The man was seen in the middle of the tracks about one mile north of the Woodbourne Station. Bush said the engineer saw the man and applied his brakes but couldn't stop in time.
None of the 27 passengers on board was injured. They were transported to the city by shuttle bus, Bush said, and service was suspended on the track for about an hour while the investigation was conducted.