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Scooter rider killed by Brightline train in Broward County

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A fatal accident occured Saturday morning involving a woman riding a scooter and a Brightline Train, WPTV reports.

A witness to the accident told investigators that the scootor oporator drove around the lowered security gates of the train tracks and the accident happened just a second later.

Broward County Sheriff’s investigators have stated that, after driving around the lowered security arms, they traveled diagonally toward the eastbound lanes of Copans Road and North Dixie Highway and struck the side of the train.

When Pompano Beach Fire Rescue arrived they determined that the scooter operator had died at the scene.

The name and age of the scooter driver have not yet been released.