Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Train Accident on Michigan Ave. in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL. – According to a news report published online at clickorlando.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a train accident that occurred on Michigan Avenue in Orlando, Florida. The victim has not been identified, and little information about how the accident happened has been reported.*
The accident occurred in the morning on the tracks by Kunze Avenue and Michigan Avenue, which is by downtown Orlando. According to ClickOrlando and the Florida Department of Transportation, a SunRail train was traveling northbound while carrying two crew members and 150 passengers. The train then somehow struck a pedestrian at the intersection.
The news report says the train was P310, and that no one who had been on board the train was injured in the accident. It is not clear at this time how the accident occurred or where the pedestrian was at the time of the collision.
ClickOrlando reports that the pedestrian was tragically killed in the crash. No identifying information about the victim was released in the news report. The Orlando Police Department reported that officers are investigating potential causes for the accident and have not ruled out suicide.
The accident caused the tracks to cease operation and Michigan Avenue to shut down between Westmoreland and Orange Avenue. The tracks did not start running again until about 90 minutes after the accident. SunRail posted a message on social media saying that northbound trains P312 and P314 and southbound trains P311 and P313 were delayed by about two hours.
Authorities are still reviewing the case, and at the time of the ClickOrlando report’s posting online, no additional information was available.
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