POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man was killed when, authorities said, he was struck by a Tri-Rail train in Pompano Beach, Friday.
According to officials, just after 8 a.m., the victim tried to catch a departing train at the Tri-Rail station located at 3301 N.W. 8th Ave., but did not make it. He ultimately fell onto the tracks and was hit by the train.
Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue responded to the scene but were unable to save him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The medical examiner’s office later removed the body of the young man.
The train had hundreds of passengers on board at the time, and Tri-Rail stopped service on the northbound track. However, many passengers said the delay is trivial in comparison to the life that was lost.
“It was a northbound train. It happened at approximately 10 after 8 a.m. I got the call about 22 minutes after,” said Tri-Rail spokesperson Bonnie Arnold. “From what I understand, it was a young man, a confirmed fatality. We had 250 people on the train. Since it happened in the station, we were able to get those people safely off the train, which is unusual in a case like this.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating and have yet to release the identity of the victim.
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