Safety

PICKUP TRUCK STRUCK BY BRIGHTLINE TRAIN IN LAKE WORTH

A PICKUP TRUCK WAS STRUCK BY A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING in Lake Worth, Florida. Fortunately, the driver was able to escape before the impact.

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POLICE IDENTIFY MAN KILLED ON TRAIN TRACKS IN WEST PALM BEACH

THE MAN WHO WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A BRIGHTLINE HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, according to West Palm Beach, as Conor J. Scherle from Pennsylvania.

Scherle was stuck at 4 a.m. last Saturday. Police reports indicate a freight train was involved.

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MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY TRI-RAIL TRAIN IN DANIA BEACH

A MAN WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A TRI-RAIL SUNDAY MORNING NOV. 25 IN DANIA BEACH, authorities said. The cause of the crash has not been determined and the accident is still under investigation.

The Friday night prior, another pedestrian was struck and killed. A total of ten people have been killed by Brightline's high-speed passenger trains since the beginning of their service this year.

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TRAIN WRECK TIMES - CELEBRATE GREAT NEWS

WE ARE CELEBRATING GREAT NEWS. Our Call to Action sent out Nov. 18 to attend a special meeting of the IRC commissioners on Nov. 20th turned out to be critical. At 7:45 p.m. the night before the meeting, we received notice that the meeting would focus on a deal negotiated between Martin and Indian River Counties and CARE with the representatives of AAF/Virgin. The attorneys for the respective counties circulated the deal to their commissioners.

DRIVER CRITICALLY INJURED IN BRIGHTLINE TRAIN COLLISION

A WOMAN WAS CRITICALLY INJURED AFTER A COLLISION WITH A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN ON TUESDAY, states Anne of the Sun Sentinel. The 56-year-old woman was then rushed to a hospital after being found in her vehicle, unconscious, after the accident.

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DRIVER RECOUNTS WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE BRIGHTLINE TRAIN SLAMMED INTO HER CAR

A DRIVER'S WRONG TURN LED TO A TRAIN CRASH WEDNESDAY MORNING IN HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA. Fortunately, the driver had left her car long before the train approached and pushed the vehicle about 500 feet before coming to a stop.

Driver Margarita Hall said had meant to turn onto Dixie Highway before accidentally driving onto the railroad tracks.

The Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue reported that Ms. Hall proceeded to call 911 in which the dispatcher informed her that a train was coming.

All 28 passengers who were aboard the Brightline train were not injured.

BRIGHTLINE TRAIN CRASHES INTO CAR IN HALLANDALE BEACH

A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN STRUCK A CAR STOPPED ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS SHORTLY AFTER 7 AM THIS MORNING IN HALLANDALE BEACH. Fortunately, the driver and the 28 passengers on the train were not hurt.

Local 10 News reported that the driver had accidentally turned onto the railroad tracks, thinking it was a street. The driver then called 911 and was warned by the dispatcher that a train was approaching. After impact, the Brightline train pushed the car about 500 feet before coming to a stop.

A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN | BRIGHTLINE'S "SPIRIT-ED" SOLUTION

IN RECENT NEWS, BRIGHTLINE HAS BEEN ASKING TREASURE AND SPACE COAST COUNTIES FOR ADDITIONAL STOPS. However, by adding more stations, Brightline's promise to get passengers from West Palm Beach to Orlando in less than two hours will be compromised. Their solution: "catch a train."

This idea suggests that passengers will exit and board a moving train, stating it would be "just like the way you get on the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World."

DRIVER, 94, SURVIVES COLLISION WITH BRIGHTLINE TRAIN

A 94-YEAR-OLD DRIVER SURVIVED A COLLISION WITH BRIGHTLINE TRAIN TUESDAY IN POMPANO BEACH, authorities said.

The driver was apparently stopped in the middle of the railroad crossing due to traffic when the northbound train struck the back of his vehicle.

Luckily, the driver was not harmed, and paramedics did not treat him. No other injuries were reported.

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