Teenage Football Recruit Killed in Tragic Train Accident in Broward County, Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL- Local10.com writes that a teenage boy died in an early morning train accident at the beginning of this week. The incident occurred when the seventeen-year-old entered the tracks near Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast 10th Street.*
The boy did not immediately die from the impact, and responders rushed him to the Broward Health North hospital, where he later tragically succumbed to his injuries.
The teen graduated high school in December and was scheduled to start his college career at Georgia Tech this spring. Police did not release information regarding the events leading up to the crash.
Florida is home to the most dangerous railroad in the country. More people have been killed in train accidents in the Sunshine State in recent years than in any other state in the nation. The high-speed Brightline rail service only began in 2018, and already 40 people have died on the tracks. Brightline runs through many of the most populated parts of the state and requires at least one-quarter of a mile to come to a complete stop. When a person is on the tracks, those operating the trains can do little to avoid an accident.
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Sources:https://www.local10.com/news/local/2019/12/30/freight-train-strikes-pedestrian-in-deerfield-beach/ and https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/12/02/mile-for-mile-floridas-brightline-is-the-nations-deadliest-train-line
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