Tomas Reynoso, a 17-year-old bicyclist, was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Lake Worth when he tried to pedal around a flashing train gate, Florida Highway Patrol deputies said.
Tomas Reynoso was hit at near the Tri-Rail station in the 1700 block of Lake Worth Road, according to a vehicular homicide report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Reynoso, of Lake Worth, pedaled the wrong way on Lake Worth Road, went around the train gates and was hit by an approaching northbound train, said the post and a Florida Highway Patrol sheriff’s spokeswoman.
The train clipped Reynoso’s back tire, she said. The bicyclist’s improper and illegal actions were the sole cause of the crash. Reynoso was initially rushed to the Delray Medical Center in Palm Beach County for treatment, but had died later after being taken there,” the Florida Highway Patrol official said. Both Tri-Rail and Amtrack tracks remained shut down as the investigation continued, police authorities said.
Anyone with relevant information concerning the crash is asked to contact the FHP.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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