Benjamin Morelli Hospitalized after Brightline Train Crash at Camino Real in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Florida (February 15, 2018) – 90-year-old Benjamin Morelli has been identified as the car driver injured when his vehicle was struck by a Brightline train on Wednesday night in Boca Raton, according to Boca Raton Police Department.
The Highland Beach man was hospitalized after the collision that happened at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Camino Real and Dixie Highway.
Police said Morelli was stopped for a red light on the tracks when the armbar went down and he was unable to get out of the car before it was struck by the train.
Morelli was transported to Delray Beach Medical Center as a trauma alert patient.
No other injuries were reported.
The crash caused a closure of the intersection for several hours as police conducted an investigation.
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