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Tri-Rail reopens track after boat halued by truck hit gate

A "bus bridge" has been established to get passengers to their destinations, Tri-Rail says.
A "bus bridge" has been established to get passengers to their destinations, Tri-Rail says.

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Tri-Rail tracks were closed in both directions Thursday morning after a boat being hauled by a truck hit a gate on its way down in Dania Beach, rail officials said.

The track has since reopened.

Tri-Rail officials told Local 10 News that a pickup truck hauling a boat tried to beat a train at the crossing on Stirling Road at North 29th Avenue.

A man who identified himself as the driver of the truck said he wasn’t trying to beat the train. He said he was sideswiped by another vehicle that had to swerve into the middle lane because the car in front of it had stopped, forcing him into the crossing pole.

The train did not hit the truck, officials say, but the boat hit the gate while it was on its way down.

No one was hurt.

Tri-Rail used buses to get passengers to their destinations while the tracks were blocked.


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David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.