A Brightline train has killed at least 5 people over the past month, with the fifth victim coming on Tuesday.
Local10.com reports that a Brightline train struck a pedestrian at about 7:50 a.m. in Boynton Beach.
A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the 5th death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shut down because of the pandemic. https://t.co/sCoGywGGFe
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10)
January 4, 2022
There were no additional details immediately available relating to the crash.
Brightline has been involved in over 50 deaths previous to Tuesday’s fatality, giving the train line an extremely poor safety record.
The Local 10 report says that Brightline has the worst safety record of the approximately 800 U.S. railroads since 2017, when Brightline began operation.
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