FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's higher-speed passenger trains killed one person and seriously injured another in separate collisions less than 12 hours apart.
The accidents Tuesday night and Wednesday morning are the latest in a spate of fatal and serious collisions plaguing the Brightline trains since the railroad resumed operations in November.
Police say a pedestrian was killed after walking in front of a train Tuesday night. That was the 57th death involving the railroad since its launch five years ago. A Brightline video shows a driver going around a crossing gate into the path of the train on Wednesday.