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Grandmother and Toddler Struck by a Brightline Train in Pompano Beach, Florida (FL)

November 09, 2021

POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA - A news article published on reports that a Brightline train tragically struck a toddler and his grandmother.*

The Brightline train left West Palm Beach and was traveling to Fort Lauderdale before the train struck a passenger vehicle in Pompano Beach, Florida. 

The train collision occurred at approximately 10 am and involved a southbound train and a 71-year-old grandmother. Witnesses stated that the grandmother turned onto tracks.  According to Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue, the Brightline train struck the vehicle as a vehicle was leaving the tracks.  

The woman sustained broken bones, and the toddler allegedly appeared okay following the crash. However, both were transported to a local area hospital to be evaluated by emergency room medical professionals. 

Patrick Goddard, Brightline's president, was aboard the train at the time of the collision.  The report states that none of the 53 passengers on the train were injured in the collision.  

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