WSVN: Elderly man survives Brightline train collision in Pompano Beach

Posted on August 28, 2018

By: Joel Franco, WSVN

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An elderly man is lucky to be alive after surviving a collision with a Brightline train in Pompano Beach.

The man’s car was stopped on the tracks at a red light near East Copans Road and North Dixie Highway, Tuesday morning.

Officials said the 94-year-old driver tried to clear the tracks when the crossing arms dropped, but it was too late.

The Brightline train struck the rear end of the car, instantly destroying it…

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