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Driver hospitalized after Brightline train hits pickup truck in Hallandale Beach

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A Brightline train departs from MiamiCentral station for the train’s first day of service to West Palm Beach, Fl., Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Miami. Brightline is a privately funded rail service owned by Florida East Coast Industries. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

On Friday afternoon a man was rushed to the hospital after a Brightline train crashed into his pickup truck in Hallandale Beach, as he was trying to cross the track illegally.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash at the railroad crossing in the area of Southwest Third Street and South Dixie Highway, just west of U.S. 1.

Dashcam video provided by Brightline captured the moment the driver of the silver pickup drove around the gate arm and onto the track a split second before impact. The arm was down when the collision happened.

Officials say the front of the pickup truck was destroyed and it was knocked across the road, flipped it on its side and tore apart the gate arm and crossing signal.

The Brightline train involved stopped just south of the crash scene.

There were 166 people on board at the time of the crash. No one on board was hurt.