Wednesday, July 07, 2004


For the second time in the past month, there has been a fatality on the R2 Warminster. According to news reports, Robert Malley, 43, of the Ardsley section of Abington Twp, died after being struck by the #2167 at Roslyn Station at around 9:15pm Sunday night (the #2167 was scheduled to arrive at Roslyn at 8:53pm).

(Montgomery County Coroner) Dr. Halbert Fillinger ... said Robert Malley, 43, of Ardsley, couldn't hear the conductor's announcements, since he had recently undergone surgery for hearing loss and was to receive hearing-aid implants.

Police and transit agency officials said the accident occurred about 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said a railroad crossing signal wasn't functioning when the southbound train approached the Roslyn station.

Maloney says the train stopped across the intersection from the station so the conductor could stop traffic and walk the train through the crossing.

Witnesses told police that just as the train began to move again, Malley either stepped off or lost his balance and fell to the ground, becoming trapped beneath the train.

Malley was rushed to Abington Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Associated Press

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