A 20-year-old man reportedly was texting his friend when he was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Abington on Monday. Credit: Metro file photo
A 20-year-old Jenkintown man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Abington Township on Monday afternoon.
Police say the victim was texting his friend as he walked along the train tracks and did not appear to realize the train was coming, NBC10 reported. He was heading to meet a friend at a nearby Wawa store. The accident happened about 4:20 p.m.
The train's engineer hit the horn and locked up the brakes, but there was not enough space for the train to stop before striking the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Service along SEPTA's West Trenton line was disrupted for about two hours as police investigated.