UPDATE: Brightline Train Accident Victim Rescued By Fire Rescue
Another Brightline Train Accident In Lake Worth Beach. 3rd Brightlint Train Accident In 4 Days.
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that the driver, Luis Paez, 22, of Miami, drove around stopped traffic and the safety gates where his Honda Civic was ‘decimated’ by the oncoming Brightline Train. Investigators say that the illegal actions of the driver, not the train, are to blame for this violent crash. Paez was said to have had ‘incapacitating’ injuries and was transported to St Mary’s Medical Center in critical condition.
You can’t beat a train. . . 🚊
This took place in Lake Worth Beach, but it’s more common than you think. A person or car is struck by a train every 3 hours in the US. Let’s prevent tragedies. #DriveToSurvive pic.twitter.com/ikNBVguh6k
— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) February 17, 2022
LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to another ‘train incident’ in Lake Worth Beach where they found a driver trapped in a badly damaged vehicle after being hit by a Brightline Train.
The accident occurred near Latona Ave and Railroad Ave in Lake Worth Beach at approximately 6:20 am. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says that the first arriving units reported the heavily damaged single-vehicle accident with a single occupant pinned inside.
Emergency crews immediately went to work and used the ‘Jaws Of Life’ to successfully extricate the occupant.