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.
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.
Due to extensive police activity related to an incident near the railway corridor, we experienced significant delays in Boca Raton tonight. Service has now been restored. We thank you for your patience.— Brightline (@GoBrightline) January 28, 2024