LAKE WORTH, FL — A 42-year-old man is dead after being hit by a train in Lake Worth, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Quintres Gentry was crossing the FEC tracks in Lake Worth when a train fatally struck him, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
The victim was initially riding a bicycle west on Washington Street from Dixie Highway when the incident happened.
Authorities say he began to cross the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, despite the gate, lights, and bells indicating that a train was coming.
Quintres Gentry, who lived outside Boynton Beach, was hit and killed by the northbound train in Lake Worth.
It is at least the eighth time this year that a person or vehicle in Palm Beach County has been hit by a train, and the seventh time involving a fatality, according to the FDOT.
Investigations into the train incident are still ongoing and anyone with relevant information concerning Quintres Gentry crossing the railway without taking proper precaution is asked to contact the investigating authorities.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area. Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver. Those on bicycles have rights to the road also. Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time. Call for a free consultation.”
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