Video shows gates down as bicyclist tries to beat Brightline train and is fatally struck


Boynton Beach Police Department via BRIGHTLINE

See Video: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article196530744.html

Sorry for not “imbedding” video. Beyond our technology. Thanks to Miami Herald we have it!

Surveillance video from the front of the Brightline train shows the crossing gates were down when the train struck and killed a Boynton Beach man as he rode his bicycle across tracks in Boynton Beach on January 19, 2018. Boynton Beach Police Department.

Video released this week by Boynton Beach police confirmed what law enforcement officials said from the beginning: The man fatally struck by the Brightline train last week crossed the tracks even though the gates were down.

The video, which was taken from a camera mounted to the train, shows the train speeding along as the bicycle comes into its path. Brightline is capable of speeds up to 79 mph.

On Jan 17, Jeffrey King, 51, was the second person killed by South Florida’s high-speed commuter line since launching the service to the public on Jan. 13.

Melissa Lavell, 31, was killed Jan. 12 — the commuter line’s VIP opening day — when she, too, tried to cross the tracks after the gates went down, Boynton Beach police said. The Boynton Beach woman was hit not far from where King was struck.

Guess it too a few days to send film to get developed!

Be careful watching video. Next video is alligator getting caught.

Guess know Brightline can move on successfullyat 79 mph!

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