Brightline train hits, kills man in Lake Worth Beach

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 3:01 PM EDT
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A man was hit and killed by a Brightline train Wednesday in Lake Worth Beach.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies were called to a crash on the tracks at 10th Avenue North and North G Street about 9 a.m.

Barbera said a pedestrian, for unknown reasons, was standing between the north and southbound train tracks and didn't move as a Brightline train approached him.

The train hit the man, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.

The sheriff's office and Brightline continue to remind the public to make safe choices around trains.

A train is closer and moves faster than someone may think, the sheriff's office warned, and trains cannot stop quickly.

In addition, drivers are urged to never drive around lowered gates at train tracks, as it's illegal and can be deadly.

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