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Demise Prepare: A Timeline of Brightline Deaths in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Seaside


Inside a couple of hours of returning to South Florida in November 2021, after a 20-month hiatus throughout the pandemic, Brightline was already off to a tough begin.

On November 8, 2021, the “higher-speed” prepare — which runs from West Palm Seaside to Miami — slammed into a lady and her grandchild driving throughout the railroad tracks in Pompano Seaside. Whereas they miraculously walked away with minor accidents, others have not been as lucky lately.

Dubbed the deadliest prepare per mile in America by the Related Press, Brightline has killed at the very least 55 folks throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Seaside counties within the greater than three years since its 2017 debut. Since relaunching service in November, 5 folks have been in deadly collisions with Brightline trains.

Here’s a timeline of Brightline deaths in South Florida because the service’s 2017 debut:

October 1, 2022
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Brightline prepare round 6:30 p.m. close to the Coral Ridge Isles neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, which sits close to town’s northern border. The sufferer was pronounced useless on the scene.

September 19, 2022
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare shortly after midday close to downtown Hollywood. In line with NBC 6, the incident was a suicide.

September 2, 2022
A pedestrian died after being struck by a Brightline prepare on Industrial Boulevard in Oakland Park.

August 9, 2022
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare whereas reportedly strolling throughout the tracks in Lake Value Seaside.

August 7, 2022
A 67-year-old man was killed by a Brightline prepare in Boynton Seaside close to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Federal Freeway after reportedly strolling across the crossing gates and colliding with the prepare, which was estimated to be touring 65mph.

August 2, 2022
A person was struck and killed whereas reportedly strolling throughout the prepare tracks in Delray Seaside. He was pronounced useless on the scene.

June 7, 2022
A person died in Oakland Park after his automotive collided with a Brightline prepare. It is unclear what led to the deadly crash, which happened close to NE 62nd Road and Dixie Freeway.

Might 31, 2022
An individual was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare within the late afternoon in Pompano Seaside. The circumstances of the crash are unclear.

Might 7, 2022
A lady using a scooter died after colliding with a Brightline prepare in Pompano Seaside. In line with the Broward Sheriff’s Workplace (BSO), the prepare was heading south when the lady, who was additionally heading south, tried to cross the railroad tracks and struck the aspect of the prepare.

Might 2, 2022
A 27-year-old man died after reportedly driving across the railroad gates and crashing right into a Brightline prepare. The conductor of a close-by freight prepare informed Native 10 Information it appeared the motive force was making an attempt to beat his prepare and was struck by the Brightline heading in the other way.

April 13, 2022
An individual was killed after being struck by a Brightline prepare in Aventura. It is unclear what led to the crash.

March 12, 2022
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to Coolidge Road in Hollywood.

February 19, 2022

A person was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare after strolling onto the tracks in Delray Seaside. Authorities consider his demise was a suicide. It was the fourth Brightline crash in Palm Seaside County that week.

February 15, 2022
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to South Dixie Freeway in Hallandale Seaside. Authorities pronounced the individual useless on the scene.

February 13, 2022
Hidegalde Perez, 48, drove his Ford Fusion across the lowered crossing gates and was killed after being struck by an oncoming Brightline prepare in Lake Value.

January 27, 2022
A person was decapitated after being struck by a Brightline prepare whereas trying to cross the road close to twenty first Avenue and Harris Road in Hollywood.

January 4, 2022
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a pedestrian close to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Boynton Seaside.

December 30, 2021
A brother and sister had been struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to NE 214th Road by the Miami-Dade and Broward border when the motive force, Marc Charleus, 68, tried to drive throughout the tracks regardless of the crossing gates having been lowered. He was taking his sister, Veronique Charleus, 58, to work.

December 13, 2021
A Brightline prepare struck a lady in her early 70s close to the Fort Lauderdale Brightline station. She was rushed to Broward Well being Medical Middle however died from her accidents.

December 11, 2021
Hollywood Police Division stated {that a} man was struck and killed after stepping in entrance of a northbound Brightline prepare close to Van Buren Road in Hollywood. It was being investigated as a possible suicide.

December 7, 2021
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a pedestrian close to NE 163rd Road in North Miami Seaside.

March 17, 2020
A Brightline prepare struck and killed at the very least one individual trying to cross the tracks of their automotive close to the 600 block of NE Seventh Avenue in Pompano Seaside.

February 18, 2020
A southbound Brightline prepare struck and killed a person driving a van that went by way of the crossing gates close to Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Seaside.

January 1, 2020
A southbound Brightline prepare struck and killed a male pedestrian within the 300 block of Dixie Freeway in Pompano Seaside.

December 20, 2019
A northbound Brightline prepare struck and killed 55-year-old Jose Roibal, who West Palm Seaside Police say had been trying to cross the tracks regardless of the crossing gates having been lowered.

November 15, 2019
A lady trying to drive a Mercedes SUV throughout the tracks was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare in Aventura.

November 13, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a person close to forty eighth Road in Deerfield Seaside.

September 24, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a 47-year-old pedestrian close to Taft Road in Hollywood.

September 12, 2019
A 46-year-old Fort Lauderdale man named Clivet Romero tried to drive his Maserati throughout the prepare tracks close to Oakland Park All 4 crossing gates had been lowered and warning bells had been sounding as a freight prepare approached from the north and a Brightline prepare approached from the south. In line with the Broward Sheriff’s Workplace, the rear finish of the automotive “was wedged below the Brightline prepare and burst into flames.” Romero died on impression.

September 5, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a lady in a automotive close to NE Fourth Road in Delray Seaside.

August 20, 2019
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare within the 3300 Block of North Dixie Freeway in Pompano Seaside. In line with the Miami Herald, witnesses stated the person crossed the tracks making an attempt to beat the prepare.

June 3, 2019
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Seaside. In line with the Palm Seaside Put up, an individual who recognized themself as a relative stated the sufferer was 16.

Might 18, 2019
Princess Davis, 32, was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to twelfth Avenue in Lake Value as she tried to cross the prepare tracks.

Might 12, 2019
A lady was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to Woolbright Highway in Boynton Seaside.

March 7, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a 43-year-old man at Garfield Road in Hollywood. He reportedly was making an attempt to beat the oncoming prepare.

February 13, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a lady north of Hypoluxo Highway in Lantana.

January 23, 2019
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a 59-year-old man on a bicycle close to NE thirty eighth Road in Oakland Park.

January 1, 2019
Andres Israel Rodriguez-Oliva, 36, was strolling to fulfill mates and go fishing when he was struck by a Brightline prepare close to a Fort Lauderdale bridge, fell into the canal, and drowned.

November 23, 2018
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Brightline prepare close to Fillmore Road in Hollywood. In line with the Solar Sentinel, police had been investigating the demise as a possible suicide.

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by way of Federal Railroad Administration

November 3, 2018
In line with the Federal Railroad Administration, a 26-year-old man was trying to cross the tracks when he was struck and killed by a southbound Brightline prepare in Miami-Dade.

June 20, 2018
Luke Sherrill, a 29-year-old from Boca Raton, was struck and killed after reportedly working out in entrance of a Brightline prepare between East Gateway Boulevard and Miner Highway in Boynton Seaside. His demise was later dominated a suicide.

June 1, 2018
A 46-year-old Lakeland man named Christoper Bailey reportedly jumped in entrance of a southbound Brightline prepare close to Woolbright Highway in Boynton Seaside. He was struck and killed.

April 8, 2018
A northbound Brightline prepare struck and killed a person close to SE Fourth Road in Delray Seaside. On the time, Delray Seaside police stated it was too quickly to say if the demise was a suicide.

March 11, 2018
A Brightline prepare struck and killed John Nitz close to Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Seaside. Witnesses reported that the 56-year-old sat on the tracks and refused to maneuver out of the way in which of the oncoming prepare.

January 17, 2018
A Brightline prepare struck and killed a bicyclist in Boynton Seaside, lower than a mile away from the place Melissa Lavell was hit 5 days earlier. Jeffrey King had reportedly pedaled his bike across the security gates whereas they had been down and rode throughout the tracks.

January 12, 2018
The evening earlier than Brightline started restricted service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Seaside, a prepare on a VIP run struck and killed a 32-year-old pedestrian in Boynton Seaside. The lady, Melissa Lavell, had reportedly ducked below the gates and tried to beat the oncoming prepare.

November 1, 2017
A northbound Brightline prepare on a check run struck and killed 36-year-old Jennifer Reed on the 4500 block of South Dixie Freeway in Deerfield Seaside.

July 24, 2017
A Brightline prepare on a check run struck and killed an 18-year-old lady in Boca Raton close to Florida Atlantic College. Officers later dominated her demise a suicide.



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