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Tri-Rail train collides with 2 cars in Lake Worth Beach; woman hurt

Posted at 7:13 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 23:37:13-05

One adult female was transported to a local trauma hospital after a crash involving two vehicles and a passenger train in Lake Worth Beach on Thursday night, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

At 6:34 p.m., crews responded to reports of the crash involving a southbound Tri-Rail train at Sixth Avenue South and the Interstate 95 overpass. Rescuers found there were eight uninjured occupants and the one hurt unidentified woman in the crash involving an SUV and car.

Sixth Avenue South was closed eastbound and southbound and the I-95 off-ramp right lanes were blocked for for approximately two hours, according to 511.com and PBFR.

These tracks serve Tri-Rail, Amtrak and freight trains.

Affected was southbound Tri-Rail train 643 that was scheduled to leave Mangonia Park at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Miami at 8:15 p.m., according to Tri-Rail. The Lake Worth Beach station is south of the crash site.

The railway system said to "expect major delays" because of the "train strike."

Earlier Thursday, Vero Beach police said a freight train collided with a car in the area of U.S. 1 and Aviation Boulevard on tracks used by Brightline and freight trains.

Vero Beach police said two passengers were transported to Lawndale Regional Medical Center with injuries that were "not significant."