SEPTA Bus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in Northeast Philadelphia

Crime scene tape surrounds a SEPTA bus as investigators walk around the street following a crash that killed a pedestrian in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood.

A SEPTA bus struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday morning in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood.

The bus was traveling eastbound on the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue when it struck the male victim around 4:25 a.m., a SEPTA spokesperson said. The identity of the deceased was not immediately released.  

Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Accident Investigation Division were on the scene as they worked to find out what led to the collision.

Police later said that witness accounts and surveillance video made it appear that the man killed himself.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 provides people in distress or those around them, with 24-hour support. The Crisis Text Line allows people to text ‘Home’ to 741-741 to connect with crisis counselors. 

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