A driver is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash with a train in Oakland Park.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at 5:25 p.m. Sunday evening at the intersection of North Dixie Highway and Northeast 34th Court. The driver was taken to an area hospital and their injuries were listed as non-threatening by BSO.
Roadways were closed for about three hours while first responders from BSO and Oakland Park Fire Rescue worked the scene.
A witness told the Sun Sentinel that when she saw the crash, the gates at the train tracks were down.
“He was able to get out of the car on his own and had scratches and bruising on his left arm and his legs,” Amber Cartier told the newspaper. “He was disoriented and in shock. He passed out on the scene from the shock I believe.”
She helped the man retrieve items from his vehicle, the back of which she said was “unrecognizable” before first responders arrived.
According to the Palm Beach Post, more than 50 people have died in train-versus-vehicle crashes involving the Brightline since its inception.