News: Brightline train hits car carrying grandmother, toddler in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, FL – A 71-year-old woman and her 1-year-old grandson were in a car that was struck by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach Monday morning, reports WPEC.

The incident took place in the area of Northeast Third Street and North Flagler Avenue at about 10 a.m.  Officials said the woman was driving her car when she turned onto the tracks and was unable to pull off the tracks in time. The car was then hit by a train heading south from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.

The woman was reported to have sustained broken bones, while the child was not injured. Both were taken to Broward Health Medical Center for evaluation. None of the 53 passengers on board the train were hurt.

The accident happened on the first day Brightline returned to full-time service since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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