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Driver dies following crash with Florida high speed train

Brightline train
Posted at 1:46 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 17:34:00-04

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A driver was critically injured when a Brightline higher speed train hit a vehicle on the railroad tracks near Fort Lauderdale. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the crash happened early Monday morning in Pompano Beach. Television video footage showed what appeared to be a mangled pickup truck on the tracks. Jacob Bresnahan was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Deputies reported later Monday afternoon that Bresnahan had died. An AP analysis shows Brightline has the worst fatality rate in the nation. Its trains have fatally struck at least 58 people since beginning test runs in 2017, an average of about one death every 33,000 miles.