A teenage girl was killed when her car stalled on a railroad crossing during her driving test while her instructor abandoned her to be hit by the train.
The 18-year-old died in the hospital as her driving instructor escaped uninjured and allegedly did nothing to help the girl as she lay in the wreckage in Coral Springs.
The horrific crash was captured in footage from a workplace close to the rail lines.
It shows the red Suzuki Baleno, which was being used for a driving test, coming to a stop at the crossing, before the examiner jumps out and a train slams into the vehicle.
The 62-year-old man, whose name has not been released, leaped out of the car when the 18-year old girl stalled in the middle of the tracks and wasn’t able to move the car.
Witnesses reported seeing the driving instructor walking away from the car when the oncoming train smashed into it. The accident occurred between the towns of Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines.
A 40-year old witness accused the instructor of standing by and doing nothing while the girl laid in the wreckage.
A 39-witness said: “The girl had a big head wound, her blood was everywhere, we tried to stop it.”
He added, “I heard her heavy breathing, fading in front of us.”
Despite the train driver sounding his horn for several seconds, the teen was unable to get away in time although the examiner escaped unhurt.
The girl suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to the hospital where she later died.
The train driver and passengers were not injured in the disaster.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident, which ultimately, resulted in the death of a teenager. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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