SunRail train strikes bicyclist in Winter Park

SunRail train strikes bicyclist in Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Fla. — A bicyclist was struck by a SunRail train Friday afternoon in Winter Park, the Florida Department of Transportation said.

The bicyclist was struck shortly before 4 p.m. near the West Fairbanks Avenue crossing, FDOT spokesman Steve Olson said.

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Police said West Fairbanks Avenue was closed between South Denning Drive and South New York Avenue.

The train had 79 passengers and crew members aboard, Olson said. That train was canceled and another train was delayed, he said.

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Officials said a train departed DeBary at 6 p.m. to pick up southbound passengers. It turned northbound at the Winter Park station.

"The train involved in the incident has been released from the scene and will travel to the Florida Hospital station where all of its passengers will be dropped off," Olson said. "Another train will pick them up to continue their trips southbound."

No other details were given.

Crash involving SunRail train closes Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park

UPDATE: Officials say a train struck a bicyclist. The Winter Park Police Department says a crash involving a SunRail train has closed a stretch of Fairbanks Avenue. at.wftv.com/2pQqis1

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Friday, October 12, 2018