1 Dead, 2 Hurt in 2 Separate SEPTA Crashes

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    NBCPhiladelphia.com

    One person is dead after being struck by a SEPTA train in Havertown -- one of two crashes involving the public transportation agency Thursday afternoon.

    A train traveling northbound along the Norristown High Speed Line struck a person near the Pennfield Station in Havertown around 4 p.m., according to officials.

    The victim died as a result of the crash, according to reports.

    A second crash occurred about 30 minutes later when a regional rail train heading towards Philadelphia from West Trenton collided with a car in Bucks County.

    The crash occurred at the railroad crossing on Township Line Road in Lower Makefield, according to authorities.

    Two people, who were passengers in the car, were transported to local hospitals.

    SEPTA suspended service on the West Trenton Regional Rail line in both directions after the accident.

    Outbound trains  -- those heading towards West Trenton from Center City -- resumed operations shortly after 6 p.m., while inbound service remains suspended.

    Following the fatal accident on the Norristown High Speed Line, shuttle buses operated between the 69th Street and Wynnewood Road stations. Normal service resumed around 6 p.m.