By Emily B. LeeThe Associated PressJanuary 17, 2021 12:15PM ESTCORAL GABLES, Fla.
— A Florida man who authorities said drove a tractor trailer into a crowded train platform was arrested after being taken into custody Tuesday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.
Ralph C. Johnson, 55, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was booked into the Cocoa County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated and negligent operation of a vehicle, the agency said.
Johnson, a former Navy SEAL, was released on $5,000 bond after posting $2,000 bail, the department said.
Police said a passenger was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he was seriously injured on a crowded platform at the Jacksonville train station.
Authorities said Johnson was a passenger in a tractor-trailer that crashed into the platform Tuesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol, which is investigating, said Johnson left the scene of the accident and was later arrested by a state trooper.
The state Highway Patrol said it was working with authorities in Jacksonville to determine the cause of the crash.