NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A Brightline train has slammed into an unoccupied SUV in North Miami, and the dramatic crash was captured on cellphone video.
The footage captured the moment the train struck the vehicle on the tracks in the area of 141st Street and Biscayne Boulevard, near a Lexus dealership, just after 5 p.m., Thursday.
North Miami Police units originally responded to a call about a car on the tracks. Officers arrived to find the damaged SUV in a grassy area next to the tracks.
The occupants were able to exit the vehicle before the train came through.
The railroad crossing arms were down, and all doors of the SUV were open at the moment of impact.
7Skyforce hovered above the mangled SUV just before 6 p.m.
The impact took out the railroad crossing arms and the poles with the warning lights.
No injuries have been reported inside the train.
The train is neither at the scene of the crash nor at the train yard off 75th Street and 27th Avenue.
The crash took place near the entrance of a large apartment complex. Residents are urged to seek an alternate route to reach the complex.
The crash occurred days after Brightline received a $25 million grant to be used to improve safety on the tracks.
Police continue to investigate the incident.
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