Brightline officials and local transportation leaders from across South Florida will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. this morning to address safety concerns after two people were struck and killed by the company’s new express trains in less than a week.
The attorney for the family of the man killed by a Brightline train Wednesday afternoon in Boynton Beach says the train service is responsible for the safeguards and wants an investigation from the Department of Transportation. Jeffrey King, 51, was struck and killed by a Brightline train on his way home from Troy’s Barbecue, where he works as a dishwasher. “We’re planning to investigate at this point,” said Zedrick Barber II, the lawyer for King’s family. “Is a gate really enough?
The invitation-only ride on Brightline’s express train should have taken 35 minutes. The locomotive pulled out of the company’s station in downtown Fort Lauderdale about 6 p.m. on Friday headed for West Palm Beach. But as the train reached the railroad crossing at Northeast Sixth Avenue in Boynton Beach — the trip came to an abrupt stop. Melissa Lavell, 32, was fatally struck by the train as it made its way through the intersection.
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