7-Year-Old Boy Killed in North Philadelphia Pedestrian Crash on North Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue
North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 24, 2018) – A 7-year-old boy who was selling candy on a subway train fell on the tracks and was hit and killed by one of the train cars in North Philadelphia, according to a local news source.
The deadly accident occurred at around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, September 23 on SEPTA’s Broad Street line and Allegheny Avenue.
Police said the boy, his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man were selling candy on a SEPTA subway train, which was traveling between the Allegheny and Lehigh stations.
As the 7-year-old boy walked between the two train cars, he fell between them and landed on the tracks where he was struck by one of the train cars.
The operator stopped the train at the Lehigh station after being notified of the accident.
The boy was declared deceased at around 6:04 p.m. His name has not been released pending identification
Authorities said the man who was with the boys on the train was not their father, but their parents were notified. The boy’s older brother was taken off the train by police.
Service on the Broad Street line was delayed in both directions between Erie and Girard avenues due to the crash. Regular train service later resumed.
The crash remains under investigation by SEPTA officials.
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