NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Tri-Rail train Thursday morning near Miami Gardens Drive.
According to Tri-Rail officials, the southbound P603 train struck a trespasser along Northeast 195th Street and 10th Avenue, at around 6:14 a.m.
7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where fire rescue crews were seen trying to get to the train, which was stopped on the tracks over a body of water.
The body of the pedestrian was found about a half mile north of the train. Their identity has not yet been released.
“Unfortunately, nobody expects anything like this to happen on a regular basis,” said traveler Katherine Danaher, “so sometimes preparations like this are not as easy to actually carry out.”
A total of 110 passengers are stuck on board, as they waited for the train to be moved from the bridge. However, no passengers were injured.
“I know this is rush hour, so people are really getting anxious about not getting to work on time,” said commuter Wil Seidel.
But others, like Danaher, understood there was nothing else to do but wait. “Unfortunately, it was a tragedy that caused this in the end, so nobody can be happy at this point.”
As a result, all southbound trains were stopped. The Tri-Rail has resumed normal operations, by 9:30 a.m., officials said.
Miami-Dade Police are now assisting in the investigation.
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