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Boy killed while selling candy on a train after falling between cars on Philadelphia’s SEPTA tracks

Boy, seven, selling candy on a Philadelphia SEPTA train dies after falling in between two cars and onto the tracks

  • A seven-year-old boy, who has not been named, was killed Sunday evening
  • He was with his brother and another man when selling candy on the train
  • The boy tried to move between cars when he fell between and was struck
  • He was pronounced dead at 6.04pm Sunday  

A seven-year-old boy has died after falling between two train cars on Philadelphia’s SEPTA.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was selling candy when he plummeted onto the tracks, officials said. 

The fatal accident happened Sunday just before 6pm on the SEPTA’s Broad Street Line near West Allegheny Avenue.  

According to police, the boy was with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man who is not believed to be his father.

A seven-year-old boy, who has not been named, was killed Sunday evening when he fell through the cars while selling candy on Philadelphia’s SEPTA tracks

As he crossed between train cars, the boy fell between and landed on the tracks. 

He was then struck and killed by one of the cars.

The boy was pronounced dead at 6.04pm. 

‘He dropped all his candy all over the place inside the train, as he picked the candy up he went through the doors to go through the next train,’ passenger Douglas Spencer told ABC 6. ‘There were people crying, people that wanted to help him, but there wasn’t much they could do besides jump down.’

‘His brother came back and was crying,’ another passenger told NBC10. ‘He grabbed my hand and nothing could be said.’

‘The adult that was with him should have done better. SEPTA needs to do better,’ one family member said. ‘Put a gate up. Put a gate up.’