Pedestrian struck by train

ardmorejunctionPress Release:

“On Wednesday December 30th 2015 at approximately 2245 hours, the Haverford Township Police Department responded to the Ardmore Junction station of the SEPTA Route 100 Norristown high speed line for a report of subject struck by a train.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a W/M/38 of Mays Landing, New Jersey was struck by an outbound train on the tracks approximately 75 feet south of the Ardmore Junction station platform. The preliminary investigation indicates that this was an apparent suicide. Witnesses reported observing the subject exit a vehicle parked in an adjacent parking lot and walk up an embankment and onto the track. The witness observed the victim lay down in front of the train as it approached the station. Police did locate a suicide note in the victim’s vehicle.

The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounce deceased at the scene. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family. There were no injuries to the train operator or its passengers.

The investigation is continuing by SEPTA and the members of the Special Operations Unit of the Haverford Township Police Department.

This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief Carmen D. Pettine

Lt. Michael Glenn
Patrol Division Watch Commander”