Lansdale Man Hit by Train, SEPTA Delayed

Douglas Kent, 86, neglected the train gates, police said

A Lansdale man was hit by a SEPTA train Wednesday morning, after he neglected the gates of an outgoing train at Lansdale train station. The incident

According to The Reporter, Douglas Kent, 86, of the 800 block of Cherry Street in Lansdale Borough, was transported by Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale for lacerations following the incident.

In the Reporter article, Sgt. Jim Waltrop of e is quoted as such:

“The conductor attempted to warn him with the train horn and yelled at him to stop because the train door was open. (Kent) did not stop and the conductor had to hit brake and was unable to stop before it tapped him.” 

, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, SEPTA advised riders to expect at least 20 minute delays in both directions on the Lansdale/Doylestown line.

Service resumed around 10:45 a.m., SEPTA announced on Twitter.


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