Man Struck and Killed by Tri-Rail Train in Deerfield Beach

Man was walking bicycle when he was hit by commuter train, BSO says

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:36 AM EDT
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Man Struck and Killed by Tri-Rail Train

Broward Sheriff's Office

A man who was walking his bicycle along some railroad tracks in Deerfield Beach was killed when he was struck by a Tri-Rail train Thursday afternoon.

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A man who was walking his bicycle along some railroad tracks in Deerfield Beach was killed when he was struck by a Tri-Rail train Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on the CSX tracks north of Sample Road, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities say the train's engineer spotted the man walking on the tracks in the same direction as the train and sounded his horn but the man didn't move.

The train, which was carrying 130 passengers and traveling at about 65 mph struck the man, instantly killing him, the BSO said.

Authorities didn't identify the man but said he's believed to be in his 50s. There were no other injuries.

The incident caused traffic backups for about two hours, the BSO said.

The Broward Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and help in identifying the victim.

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