Orlando, FL (April 10, 2019) - A crash between a SunRail Train and an SUV left a driver with serious injuries. The crash happened on Wednesday, April 19t,h near I-4 and Colonial Drive.
The Florida Department of Transportation reports that there were 82 passengers aboard the train when the collision took place. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur. The driver of the SUV was seriously hurt and was tended to by witnesses, including a nurse that rushed to help him. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for additional treatment. There was no further update on his condition.
The crash caused delays to the SunRail system, forcing all trains to temporarily stop running until about 5:45 p.m. No further details have been released and the incident remains under investigation.
Although not as common as car accidents, a number of train accidents cause injuries in our state each year. Train accidents involve both vehicles and pedestrians. Anyone approaching a railroad crossing must remember to use care and caution before proceeding through the crossing. Drivers should always look both ways and be attentive to sounds around them so that they can hear and see a train coming toward them. This could be the difference between making it across safely or possibly suffering serious or fatal injuries.
Our thoughts are with the victim of this Orlando train crash.
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