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
1 year ago

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

marc
1 year ago

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

POLO
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

marc
1 year ago

Idiots

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Because jerks think rules don’t apply to them.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ok ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stupid gonna be stupid.

Miami Realist
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Typical Miami

Anonymous
1 year ago

Could have just made a right turn at the intersection…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Natural Selection at work…..

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

marc
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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