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Man Hit by Train in Oakland Park


The train runs on two different tracks in the City of Oakland Park. One on the east side, parallel to Dixie Highway and one on the west side, parallel to Powerline Road. 

As a result, train accidents, unfortunately, are not a rare occurrence. 

Less than a year ago in October a pedestrian was killed on the tracks on Oakland Park Boulevard and I95. Less than a year before the death of that pedestrian, a driver trying to beat the train was hit by the Brightline in downtown Oakland Park, ultimately killing him. 

Today, it happened again at the intersection of Powerline Road and Prospect Rd. 

At 11am, Frank Polanco, local resident, artist and photographer alerted members of the Living In Oakland Park Facebook group that there was heavy police presence at the intersection. 

Photo : Frank Polanco

According to BSO a call came in at 8:45am to their Regional Communications Center. It was reported that a person had been hit and killed by a southbound Tri-Rail commuter train near Prospect Road and Powerline Road in Oakland Park. 

When BSO arrived at the scene, they found the body of the deceased pedestrian, a male. BSO deployed their Homicide unit and Crime Scene investigators to explore the circumstances that led to the tragic death.

No other information about the person that was struck has been released to the public.

No Passengers Injured

None of the train’s passengers were injured. The train waited on the tracks for about two hours while BSO detectives and the Crime Scene investigators gathered evidence. The commuter train was then released and continued its morning route.  was able to continue on its morning route thereafter.


About the Writer


Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila EDITOR, PUBLISHER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, REALTOR® Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 35 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida REALTOR® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism. Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the GRI, PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR®, SRES and SFR®. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to REALTORS® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry. She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a REALTOR® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others. She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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