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Man Killed by Train in Philadelphia

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A man from Cibolo was killed when he was hit by a train in Philadelphia.

Details about the Fatal Train Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that a man from the Cibolo area was hit and killed by a train in Philadelphia after visiting the Liberty Bell.

According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 55-year-old Woodrow Jackson was with his wife late Tuesday afternoon when he somehow fell onto the tracks at the 13th Street station, just as a Market-Frankford train was arriving at the station.

The man was killed at the scene of the accident and his wife was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for shock. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority shut off the power along the track between 30th Street and the Spring Garden station while police conducted their investigation.

Important Information about Pedestrian Railroad Accidents

According to Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Education, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in railroad accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2015, there were a total of 244 people who were killed in railroad accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, another 967 people were injured.
  • The majority of accidents involving trains take place within 25 miles of a person’ home.


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