Bristol, PA – Pedestrian Killed in Train Accident at Bristol Station

Bristol, PA – Pedestrian Killed in Train Accident at Bristol Station

Bristol, PA (August 17, 2020) – On Friday night, August 14, one person was killed in a train accident that took place in Bristol.

Police confirmed that the accident took place around 11 p.m. when a SEPTA train was headed through the area and struck a pedestrian. The accident happened near the intersection of Garden Street and Jefferson Street.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. There, they pronounced the unidentified pedestrian deceased. Their identity has not yet been released but they suffered traumatic injuries.

The train was delayed in the area for a period of time until the police cleared the scene.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Train Accidents in Pennsylvania

Bristol, PA – Pedestrian Killed in Train Accident at Bristol StationThe U.S. Department of Transportation has said that approximately 5,800 train accidents take place in the United States every single year. Trains are some of the most dangerous types of transportation in the state of Pennsylvania due to the fact that they are incredibly large. This is especially true when train accidents involve pedestrians, who are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and prone to the most extensive harm. When train accidents involving pedestrians occur, they are most likely to lead to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities that take place in the blink of an eye. Losing a loved one to a train accident is never an easy thing for families to experience. It is important that many individuals understand that they have options moving forward after losing somebody they love in a train accident.

No amount of money can make up for the fact that you have lost a loved one in an accident. However, it can lessen the stress you feel as you grieve the loss of your loved one. This is especially true as you face the stressful aftermath of a fatal collision as you face financial aspects like medical expenses your loved one incurred, funeral costs, and so much more. Nobody should ever have to worry about these aspects on their own. If you have lost a loved one and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney immediately.

Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help your family if you have suffered excruciating and life-altering losses due to a train accident. We understand how alone you may be feeling and want to help you through this tragic time in your life as you navigate the legal system for possibly the first time. As you grieve, an attorney will be able to help you obtain justice and compensation so that you can find peace and move forward during one of the most challenging times in your life. We are here for you when you need us the most. Please do not hesitate to contact us at or (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.