Railroad News

Pedestrian Struck, Dragged By Norfolk Southern Train Near Philadelphia

(Pottstown, Pennsylvania – August 8, 2011)

A pedestrian attempting to cross Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at Hanover Street in Pottstown, PA early Monday morning just after midnight, was struck by and dragged beneath a westbound NS freight train. The unidentified male victim was dragged some distance and rescue personnel needed more than an hour to extricate him from beneath the train. He was reported to be conscious and alert during the entire ordeal.