27-Year-Old Lighthouse Point Man Killed In Brightline Train Accident

Jacob Bresnahan Of Lighthouse Point Killed In Accident With Brightline Train In Pompano Beach

Car Hit By Train In Pompano Beach
Car Hit By Train In Pompano Beach

UPDATE – 5/4/22

Broward Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 27-year-old Jacob Bresnahan of Lighthouse Point. According to investigators, Bresnahan drove around the railway safety arms in his 2015 Dodge Ram when he was struck by the oncoming Brightline train.

From Broward Sheriff’s Office:

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal vehicle versus train collision that occurred Monday morning in Pompano Beach and killed a Lighthouse Point man. 
According to investigators, around 5:38 a.m. that morning, Jacob Bresnahan was traveling northbound in a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck on North Flagler Avenue approaching Northeast Sixth Street. At the same time, a Brightline train was traveling southbound approaching Northeast Sixth Street. A freight train was traveling northbound at the same time. Bresnahan proceeded to make a left turn onto Northeast Sixth Street traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. At the time, the railroad stanchions were activated, the railroad crossing lights were activated and the safety arms were in the lowered position. 
The investigation revealed that Bresnahan drove around the lowered safety arms and into the Brightline train’s path of travel. The Brightline train struck the truck and projected it southward. Bresnahan was ejected from the vehicle. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue transported him to Broward Health North where he was pronounced deceased. 
Investigators remind pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stop, look and listen when crossing railroad tracks. When a train is approaching, never go around the lowered safety arms. Do not underestimate the speed of the train. It may be traveling faster and be closer than you think. Even if the train engineer sees you, he or she will not be able to stop in time. 

First Reported By Boca Post

BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff’s Office has responded to a train accident involving a vehicle in Pompano Beach this morning.

From Broward Sheriff’s Office:

At approximately 5:39 a.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a train versus vehicle crash near the intersection of Northwest Sixth Street and North Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue also responded, and the driver of the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Due to the severity of the driver’s injuries, detectives with BSO Traffic Homicide Unit were notified and are investigating the circumstances surrounding this crash.

The northbound lanes of North Dixie Highway between Northwest Third Street and Northwest Sixth Street in Pompano Beach are closed until further notice. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes. The investigation continues.

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