BRIGHTLINE VIRGIN STRUCK BICYCLIST IN DEERFIELD BEACH TRAIN DEATH Beach, Fl-We stand corrected on our prior post of pedestrian, BSO clearly indicating a bicyclist was killed by the Brightline/Virgin train. Our count had Brightline/Virgin trains involved in accidents with 15 deaths since starting service in South Florida.

PIO Number: 19-8-6

BSO Case Number: 10-1908-001367

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 8:29 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach

Place of Occurrence: Northeast 48th Street and North Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach

Victim(s): 64-year-old female

Suspect(s): N/A

Description of Incident:

A bicyclist attempting to cross the railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train Saturday night in Deerfield Beach.


The crash occurred at approximately 8:29 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 48th Street and North Dixie Highway. Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives said the Brightline train was traveling south on the west-side tracks. Investigators said as the train approached the intersection, witnesses saw a woman riding her bicycle around the down crossing arms and attempting to cross the railroad tracks from east to west.


Detectives said the engineer tried but was unable to stop the passenger train before striking the bicyclist. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the 64-year-old woman dead at 8:35 p.m.


BSO deputies blocked off nearby roads and rerouted traffic for hours while traffic homicide detectives investigated.


Investigators are temporarily withholding the woman’s name while they try to located and notify her family. They have not been able to find an address for the victim.


The investigation continues.

Dets. Slagle-Grant, Strzalkowski & Morales, THI

Sgt. Hager, THI

Deerfield Beach

Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
August 11, 2019

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