Brightline train hits Fort Lauderdale pedestrian, third person in eight days

Posted on January 19, 2018

By: Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Another person was hit by a Brightline train Friday night, according to Fort Lauderdale Police, the third instance in just over a week.

The nonfatal incident occurred after a pedestrian tried to beat an oncoming train at Northeast Third Avenue and North Flagler Drive, said Detective Tracy Figone, Fort Lauderdale Police Department spokeswoman.

"The gates were down, lights flashing as the pedestrian attempted to cross tracks," Figone said Friday…

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