The Sun Sentinelreports that a man was taken to a Fort Lauderdale hospital Thursday night. Police say the man appears to have suffered a broken arm when a Brightline train hit him in Wilton Manors. Authorities didn't immediately say how the man was hit.
Brightline has put out multiple statements urging people not to race the train.
Brightline released the following statement Friday morning:
“Based on witness reports, this was an intentional act by an individual who laid on the tracks before the train approached. We appreciate the work of our team and first responders who acted quickly to remove him safely."