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NEARBY: Person Injured By Bucks County-Bound SEPTA Train


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Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

SEPTA service on the West Trenton Line resumed normal operation a short time after a person was injured by a train Tuesday afternoon.

SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch said a person “came into contact” with a passenger train headed toward Bucks County near the West Trenton station in New Jersey. He added early information indicated the person may have been running to catch the train when the accident happened.

The person fell on the tracks and was conscious when emergency responders were treating them, Busch said.

Only about 10 people were on the train when the person was injured around noon, the SEPTA spokesperson said.

There was a brief suspension of service, but normal operations have since resumed, Busch said.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001