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Female driver hit and killed by a Brightline train in Oakland Park

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(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Another driver has been hit and killed by a Brightline train this time in Broward County.

The accident happened yesterday afternoon in Oakland Park at Cypress Creek Highway near Dixie Highway.

 

The sheriff’s office, says typically these collisions occur when drivers try to beat the train and ignore warning lights, safety signs and crossing gates.

Brightline has the worst fatality rate in the nation, according to an ongoing Associated Press analysis of Federal Railroad Administration data that began in 2019.

According to the analysis, Brightline trains have fatally struck 59 people since beginning test runs in 2017, an average of about one death every 33,000 miles.