Fledgling AAF/Brightline Claims a Fourth Life

Posted on January 18, 2018

By: Nancy Smith

Barely out of the testing phase, another of Brightline's Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach high-speed passenger trains claimed a victim Wednesday. It brings the death toll for the fledgling rail service to four.

According to Boynton Beach officials, the still-unidentified 60-year-old man was riding a bicycle at the Florida East Coast Railway crossing at East Ocean Avenue in Boynton when he was struck and killed.

Boynton Beach Commissioner Joe Casello told reporters the train's engineer described the bicyclist as "not even looking, just strolling" as the train roared toward him…

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