Brightline Train Strikes Pedestrian in Ft. Lauderdale

Police are investigating a Brightline train accident that struck a pedestrian Friday night in Ft. Lauderdale.

Officials said the incident happened at the Northeast 3rd Avenue and North Flagler Drive in Ft. Lauderdale.

According to Ft. Lauderdale Police, the pedestrian was trying to beat the train across the tracks when they were struck. 

Officials confirmed that gates were down and lights were flashing as the pedestrian attempted to cross the tracks.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Officials say the pedestrian's injuries are non-life threatening. 

The trains are now back in service. 

Brightline released a statement regarding Friday's incident, saying: "Today, we joined with partners in South Florida to stress our top priority - safety. Incidents like these can be avoided and train warnings need to be treated exactly like red lights, stop signs and crosswalks."

This is the third incident involving a Brightline train in a week. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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