Oakland Park

Driver Goes Around Gates, Hit by Brightline Train in Oakland Park

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A driver was hospitalized after they went around the gates and were struck by a Brightline train in Oakland Park Wednesday, company officials said.

The incident happened around 9:45 a.m. in the 3400 block of North Dixie Highway.

Footage showed the mangled car being put on the back of a flatbed truck, and the front of the train damaged.

A Brightline train was damaged after a collision with a car in Oakland Park.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said deputies and fire rescue crews responded to the scene and brought the driver to to an area hospital as a precaution.

Brightline officials said the gates were down at the crossing but the driver went around them.

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