Latest Death Involving Brightline Train In South Florida.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The latest person to die when coming into contact with a Brightline Train in South Florida is a woman from Pompano Beach.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the name of the driver who apparently was oblivious to the large, moving train that she drove right into, but did issue the following advisory:
“According to investigators, at approximately 11:19 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, a Brightline train was traveling southbound near the intersection of Copans Road and North Dixie Highway. At that time, an adult female riding a 2020 Sanmen County Yongfu 150 CC scooter was traveling southbound on North Dixie Highway, preparing to make a left turn on Copans Road. The driver of the scooter crossed over the railroad tracks heading eastbound in the westbound lanes, traveling diagonally towards the eastbound lanes and struck the side of the train.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the driver of the scooter deceased on scene.
A witness told detectives that the railroad safety arms were in the lowered position and the railroad crossing lights were flashing when the crash occurred.
Investigators remind pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stop, look and listen when crossing railroad tracks. When a train is approaching, never go around the lowered safety arms. Do not underestimate the speed of the train. It may be traveling faster and be closer than you think. Even if the train engineer sees you, he or she will not be able to stop in time.”
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