BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – After just one week of service, two people are dead from accidents involving Brightline high-speed rail trains.
The incidents have even made the front page of USA TODAY.
In both incidents, which occurred in Boynton Beach, police said witnesses saw the victims go around the crossing arm barricades.
Still, the family of one of those struck and killed is questioning the safety of the railroad crossings.
Jeffrey King, 51, died while crossing the railroad intersection with his bike at Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach on Wednesday night. He worked just around the corner at Troy’s Barbecue.
“‘When he went to work that day, he came in and kissed me and said ‘I’m going to work now, mom and I love you.’ Those were his last words to me,” said King’s mother, Shirley Folsom.