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Video: Truck nearly hit by Brightline train after ignoring crossing gates

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 19:02:51-05

A video taken from a dash cam shows a pickup truck going over the railroad tracks while the gates are down, and narrowly escaping getting hit by a Brightline train.

The truck pulls around a stopped car at the railroad crossing. "Look at this guy! Look at him! Unbelievable. Unbelievable!" a woman in the car is heard saying as the pickup driver makes his move.

The pickup goes over the tracks and seconds later, a Brightline train barrels through.

It is illegal to go around railroad crossing gates.

The video's timestamp says it was taken on Monday afternoon. 

In its first week of service, two people were killed trying to beat trains. Brightline has since begun rolling out electronic signs at some crossings warning people not to cross if the arms are down.