Broward County

Cyclist killed by Brightline train in Oakland Park, second fatality this month in city

Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies work the scene of a Brightline Train versus bicycle fatality accident on NE 38th St. and Dixe Highway, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019, in Oakland Park.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies work the scene of a Brightline Train versus bicycle fatality accident on NE 38th St. and Dixe Highway, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019, in Oakland Park. Sun Sentinel

At 2:18 Wednesday afternoon, a cyclist became the latest fatality involving a Brightline train.

Oakland Park resident Carter McDonald, 58, died on the scene.

Around the same time of day on Jan. 1, a Brightline train struck Andres Rodriguez-Oliva while he was on the trestle in Oakland Park near Cypress Creek Road and Dixie Highway.

Rodriguez-Oliva went into the water and became the 11th fatality involving a Brightline train since the trains started running in South Florida in 2017.

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