Caught on Camera

Video Shows Brightline Hitting Car That Passed Gate in 3rd Train Collision This Week

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Dashcam video shows a Brightline slamming into a car that drove onto the tracks in Lake Worth Beach Wednesday morning, in what is now the third train vs. car collision in South Florida in the past four days.

The latest crash happened around 6:30 a.m. and split the car in half, Brightline officials said.

The footage shows the train approaching an intersection as the driver deliberately went around the gates and another car that had stopped to let the train pass.

The driver was hospitalized as a result.

Dashcam video shows a Brightline train slamming into a car that drove onto the tracks in what is now the third collision in South Florida this week. NBC 6's Nicole Lauren reports

"This is a tragic reminder of the need to be safe around active railroad tracks," Brightline said in a statement. "We are releasing this video as an opportunity to educate the public on the dangers of driving around crossing gates."

It's the third collision involving the high-speed train and a vehicle in Palm Beach County in the past four days.

On Tuesday morning, a woman and a baby narrowly escaped a car after they ended up on the tracks in Delray Beach, moments before a train slammed into the vehicle.

On Sunday, a Brightline train crashed into and killed a driver who'd driven around a flashing signal that warns drivers to stop in Lake Worth, officials said.

It was also learned that a Brightline train struck and killed a pedestrian who tried to cross the tracks in Hallandale Beach Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of South Dixie Highway.

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