Driver unharmed when train hits their car in Miami 

MIAMI, FL – A driver was able to escape injuries after their disabled car, which was centered on the railroad tracks, was struck by a Freightliner train Friday. 

WSVN said prior to the train striking the vehicle, the driver of the car hit by the train was involved in an initial collision involving one other vehicle near Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 1st Avenue. 

The initial crash happened around 8 p.m. When the driver of the hit vehicle hopped out of their car to inspect for damage, they heard an oncoming train’s horn. They tried to move their disabled vehicle off the tracks but did not have much time to spare. Moments later, the train struck their car, and the driver was left unharmed because they managed to move out of the way before they were hit. 

Officials reported minor damage to the driver’s vehicle and said they closed all directions of NW 5th and 8th streets to accommodate the scene clearance and investigation process. They also notified Florida East Coast Railway of this temporary intersection closure. 

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Last Updated : April 5, 2024

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