LANGHORNE, Pa. — The death of a 16-year-old suburban Philadelphia boy hit by a commuter train was ruled by authorities as an accident. Authorities considered the death accidental.
Investigators discovered that Neshaminy High School junior Trevor Newman tried to jump out of the way of the SEPTA regional rail train around 2:20 o’clock in the afternoon in New Year’s Day. However, he was not able to escape the train; he was hit and pronounced dead at the scene, just south of the Langhorne train station.
Press releases confirmed that Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell ruled the death an accident, pending result of a toxicology report.
Investigators related that Newman was walking north along the tracks on the West Trenton rail line, with his back to the train. A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority stated that the engineer sounded the horn but could not stop in time.
Another mishap that happened a day after was not as tragic as the train accident. It stated that one person has been injured in a car accident in New Philadelphia.
New Philadelphia police responded to a call at 483 North Broadway Street at approximately 6:00 afternoon of Wednesday. The accident involved a 22-year-old young woman identified as Sarah Campbell who was hit by a pick-up truck operated by Keith Postel, age 35. Police reported that Postel’s truck hit Campbell as she was getting out of her vehicle. The injury was not critical as Campbell was even able to drive herself to Union Hospital for treatment of injuries.
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