Police: 7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Between SEPTA Subway Cars
Authorities say the boy was selling candy with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man when he slipped and fell onto the tracks.
A 7-year-old boy died after falling between two subway cars on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line on Sunday evening.
Police say the boy fell shortly before 6 p.m. The incident happened on the southbound side of the Broad Street Line, between Allegheny and North Philadelphia stations, per a SEPTA spokesperson.
The boy was selling candy on a southbound train when he slipped through cars while the vehicle was moving, according to police. A SEPTA spokesperson said he was selling candy to passengers with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man, according to Philly.com.
The boy was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Officials shut down the Broad Street Line between Erie and Girard stations for several hours while they investigated the incident.
The boy’s name has not been released.
#VIDEO: Investigators inside subway station where a 7y/o boy was killed traveling from one car to another on @SEPTA Broad St line, near North Philadelphia Station @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/LPCn0BHDJg
— Chantee Lans CBS 3 (@ChanteeLans) September 24, 2018