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September 28, 2016

Officials: Blind man fatally struck by SEPTA subway in Center City

Authorities investigating incident involving southbound train

Investigation Accidents
SEPTA Train Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

A SEPTA train.

Philadelphia police are investigating after a man was fatally struck Wednesday afternoon by a subway on SEPTA's Broad Street Line.

According to SEPTA officials, the incident occurred on the southbound side of the Race-Vine Station at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The 53-year-old victim, a blind man who has not been identified, was struck after stumbling into a pole and falling into the track area, police said. 

For much of the afternoon and evening, Broad Street Line trains are operated on a 30-minute delay in both directions, bypassing several stations. Service has since resumed with the exception of stops at Race-Vine Station. 

Check back for updates on this developing story.