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Brightline train crashes into vehicle, injuring 1 person

Crash occurs about mile south of Boca Raton station
Police inspect damaged car from Brightline crash in Boca Raton, Jan. 27, 2024
Posted at 8:20 PM, Jan 27, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-28 13:55:57-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A northbound Brightline train crashed into a vehicle on Saturday night in Boca Raton, injuring one person with another fleeing on foot and "appeared to be suicidal," police said.

Just before 7 p.m., fire crews and police officers responded to the crash at 50 West Camino Real and Dixie Highway.

The crash occurred about a mile south of the train station in Boca Raton.

Brightline crash at West Camino Real and Dixie Highway in Boca Raton, Jan. 27, 2024
Police investigate a Brightline train crash near West Camino Real and Dixie Highway, Jan. 27, 2024, in Boca Raton, Fla.

One occupant of the vehicle was taken to a hospital and the other left the scene on foot, police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said in an inquiry from WPTV.

In an update, Desir said: "Officers located the second occupant of the vehicle who appeared to be suicidal. Our Boca Raton Police Crisis Negotiators responded and shortly before 1:00 a.m., the occupant was taken into custody under the Baker Act. He was transported to an area hospital."

Brightline later Saturday posted about the crash on X and explained its delay credit policy.