A Brightline train struck a man in Wilton Manors on Thursday evening. This was the sixth accident involving the private passenger rail line since it started testing its trains in South Florida last year.
The unidentified man was transported to Broward General Hospital with non-fatal injuries.
According to Wilton Manors police, the crash occurred before 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of NE 24th Street. Fire rescue officials told the press that the man was in the path of the oncoming train but managed to lay between the tracks, allowing the train to roll over him without killing him. It is unclear if the safety gates were lowered when the accident occurred.