Mini Cooper Convertible Escapes Being Destroyed By Brighline Train At Clogged Midtown Miami Intersection By Just Seconds

A Mini Cooper convertible was nearly destroyed by a Brightline train in Midtown Miami on Monday night, video taken by a passerby shows.

The Mini was caught behind the railroad crossing gates after it came down. The driver is shown quickly maneuvering around the gates, before a train passes seconds later.

Reddit user Rushyyrush captured the incident at 6:51 PM on Monday night, and uploaded it to the website.

Another user who claimed to work for Brighline wrote that there are 3-5 similar near misses each way on every single trip. Each conductor and engineer could experience around a dozen incidents per shift, he said. Near misses include incidents such as people running across the tracks, and cars on the tracks.

Train service on the tracks will be increasing in the coming years with new stations coming online in Aventura, Boca Raton, and PortMiami next year, along with Orlando in 2022.

 

(images: rushyyrush/reddit video screen capture)

 

 

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Previously: Brightline Trains Will Soon Be Rolling Through This Clogged Midtown Miami Intersection

 

Cars are regularly stopped on the tracks due to heavy traffic congestion:

A sign says that pedestrians are prohibited. Brightline’s parent company owns the right-of-way and arrests pedestrians for trespassing in some areas:

 

 

 

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Anonymous

”Cars are regularly stopped on the tracks due to heavy traffic congestion.”
No, they are stopped on the tracks due to their drivers.

marc

Right? It’s freaking common sense. You don’t stop on top of tracks like ever. This is basic

POLO

Drivers think is a four way stop and the trains are going to stop.

Anonymous

I just cut that quote and was ready to paste….
So true. Cars are regularly stopped by the drivers of those cars are not very smart, are distracted, or both.

Anonymous

WHAT PART OF DO NOT STOP ON THE TRACKS IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

marc

Idiots

Anonymous

haha. That driver in the cooper noticed the train coming and was like “let me get the fudge out of this spot! “. lol. Anyhow, Miami drivers do stupid things on a daily basis.

Anonymous

Miami drivers are dumbasss it is kind of what we do.

Anonymous

Actually there have been more accidents and deaths in broward. Not sure about Palm Beach. So there!

Anonymous

more proof that people in Miami CAN’T drive!!! starting with Cops. Never seen one using turning signals.

Anonymous

Because jerks think rules don’t apply to them.

Anonymous

you are right, and we have too many of those here in miami

Anonymous

If the train wouldn’t have been damaged, I would’ve been completely ok with this person getting crushed

Anonymous

Ok ?

Anonymous

I think it is well known in any country of the world that you should never stop on tracks.
Obviously, the train has the right of way to cross the tracks and cannot stop on a dime.
Do these people think their is a stop sign or red light for the train?

Anonymous

Why is this news here?
Who cares?
Driver deserved being put on spot for being an imbecile

Anonymous

Witnessing natural selection in real time. This fool’s time is nearly up.

Anonymous

Stupid gonna be stupid.

Miami Realist

Too many idiots driving in Miami with no common sense. Especially a big percentage of UBER drivers.

Anonymous

The video shows that there is sufficient time to get out of the way after the gates come down.
The driver made an “O” turn and was safely out of the way by the time the train crossed the gates.

Anonymous

What a dumb Miami driver, for thinking the train has to stop for him. Because were he goes is more important.

Anonymous

Typical Miami

Anonymous

Could have just made a right turn at the intersection…

Anonymous

Natural Selection at work…..

Anonymous

how can you ban pedestrians and bicycles from crossing a major street?

Anonymous

Elevate the tracks at major intersections when the new stations are built…

marc

Or how about you don’t stop on the tracks and it doesn’t cost anyone anything?

Anonymous

Its to expensive to build. And would create a barrier because it would have to be very big to support the train.

Anonymous

They just finished double-tracking; stupidest idea next to extending Metromover a few blocks east directly parallel to this still-underutilized track.

Anonymous

This is literally next to a elevated highway…how far into the sky do you want a tri rail brightline station to be? And yes this is the best location for a station not South “near” wynwood…

Anonymous

More people visit and live in the midtown/wynwood area than the design distract area.

Anonymous

I guess that is one way to prevent you from stopping on the tracks.