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Man Struck, Killed by MARC Train



    no description (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2013)

    A man was struck and killed by a MARC train early Monday evening.

    According to offiicals, the accident was reported around 6 p.m. at Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) and Decatur Street in Hyattsville, Md. 

    According to Hyattsville City Police, the man was crossing the tracks when the train struck him. The individual has not yet been identified.

    News4 spoke with Loretta Clenney, whose daughter was struck by a train 20 years ago.

    "I see people crossing there all the time and it disturbs me," Clenney said. "That's where by daughter was hurt and today she's paralyzed."

    Police say admit there are too few crossing options in the area, with miles between them.

    "A lot of the pedestrians don't want to make that turn to safely cross so they just risk it, running across the tracks," Lt. Chris Purvis with Hyattsville City Police said. 

    A bridge is in the planning stages for the Riverdale area which could help with some pedestrian crossing, as part of the Whole Foods and mixed development area. Construction is set to begin next year.