Man On Bike Killed By Brightline Train
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Man On Bike Killed By Brightline Train

October 13, 2019


DOWN AND THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE COMING UP NEXT AT 7:00. NOW AT 5:00, SENATOR BILL NELSON CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SAFETY OF THE BRIGHT LINE TRAIN FOLLOWING A SECOND FATAL INCIDENT IN THE FIRST WEEK OF OPERATIONS. YESTERDAY, 51-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY KING WAS HIT BY THE TRAIN AS KING RODE HIS BIKE ACROSS THE TRAIN TRACKS. KING WAS TRYING TO BEAT THE TRAIN AND WENT AROUND THE LOWER GATES, BUT ON FRIDAY, 31-YEAR- OLD MELISSA WAS HIT AND KILLED DURING THE TRAIN’S VIP OPENING WHILE ALSO GOING AROUND THE LOWERED GATES. THEY WROTE A LETTER TO TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ELAINE, ASKING HER TO LAUNCH A PROBE INTO THE SECURITY OF CROSSINGS AROUND THE TRAIN’S PATH. THAT LETTER READS IN PART, COLLISIONS ARE A LODE CAUSE OF RAILROAD FATALITYS AND INJURIES N. FLORIDA WE HAVE SEEN THE CHALLENGES OF ADDRESSING GREAT CROSSING SAFETY, WHERE ACCORDING TO THE DATA, THE STATE IS IN TOP TEN FOR COLLISIONS AND TRAGICALLY THIS IS CONTINUING WITH TWO RECENT FATALITIES INVOLVING THE BRIGHT LINE HIGH SPEED TRAIN. THESE INVESTIGATIONS ARE ON GOING, I URGE YOU TO EXAMINE THESE INCIDENTS AND REVIEW THE SAFETY OF RAIL CROSSINGS

7 Comments

  • Reply MrAronymous January 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Trying to beat the train. Train beat him. Investigation closed.

  • Reply SoCal Transportation Spotter January 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Another opportunistic politician! What's so hard about not going under the crossing arms when a train is coming don't people understand?

  • Reply Steve Martin January 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Great news! One less thug

  • Reply johnny6148 January 24, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    no brain no train

  • Reply virmico1 February 3, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    What part about "going around the lowered gates" is Senator Nelson, the media and the ambulance chasing attorney's missing?

  • Reply Robert Kresko February 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Stay off of the tracks.

  • Reply Fred Wilkerson July 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    That's what you get for going around this signal arm . . . Idiots . !!!!

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