Orlando police Sgt. Eduardo Bernal told news outlets the driver remained hospitalized Thursday (April 11, 2019) in serious but stable condition. The SunRail struck her SUV during rush hour downtown.
Bernal says her timing was “weird,” but police don’t believe she intentionally drove into the train’s path Wednesday (April 10, 2019).
The video shows her drive under the guardrails as they were coming down, pause at the tracks’ edge, and then drive in front of the oncoming train.
Florida’s Transportation Department says 82 passengers and two employees were on board. Witnesses say a nurse on the train and others rushed to help the woman.
Two train-car collisions happened at the same intersection within hours in December.
This post was originally published on April 12, 2019.