Truck Narrowly Avoids Being Hit by a Train in Florida

By John Smithies, Epoch Times

A commuter train almost hit a pickup truck in Florida after the truck drove over the railroad crossing while the lights were red.

In shocking dashcam footage taken by a car behind, a woman can be heard exclaiming, “Look at this guy! Look at him! Unbelievable. Unbelievable!”

Moments after the truck goes over the crossing, a Brightline train speeds through.

The timecode on the video says that the incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 22.

Brightline is the first privately funded express passenger railway in decades, touted as a “green” alternative to Florida’s busy highways.

But since it launched in mid-January, the venture has been plagued by controversies, with three pedestrians being struck at crossings, two of them fatally. The victims had all passed barriers that were down.