Amtrak train fatally strikes pedestrian in Bristol

May 25, 2011 7:15:14 PM PDT
Bucks county authorities are investigating a fatal train-pedestrian accident in Bristol Borough.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. along the tracks near Green and Jefferson Streets.

Officials say a person was struck by an Amtrak train. The unidentified person was flung far from the tracks.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The train was heading to Washington from New York.

Police haven't said why the victim was on the rails.