Man Shocked by Wires While on Top of SEPTA Train

Investigators say the 20-year-old man was standing on top of the train when he somehow came into contact with overheard power lines.

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    A man is badly burned by overhead wires while riding on top of a Septa regional rail in Doylestown. NBC10's Cydney Long has the details.

    A man is in the hospital after police say he was shocked by wires while on top of a SEPTA train.

    It happened in Doylestown on 194 West Ashland Street. Investigators say the man, who is between 30 and 35 years of age, was standing on top of the train when he somehow came into contact with overheard power lines. The man was shocked and suffered severe burns.

    He was flown to Temple Hospital where he is currently in critical condition. 

    Police say they found the man's cell phone and spoke to a friend of his who had not seen him in about two hours. The friend told police the man had been drinking, according to investigators. Police say they are currently not sure why the man decided to crawl on top of the train. They have not yet released his ID and have not yet spoken to his family.

    SEPTA says the Doylestown line is currently stopping at the Delaware Valley station.