Utah Commuter Train Cuts FedEx Truck in Two in Snowy Crash Caught on Police Dashboard Video; No Serious Injuries Reported

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Police have released dashboard camera video showing the moment a Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck Saturday morning.

A preliminary investigation shows the crossing gates were up and the flashing lights and bells that normally indicate a train is approaching were not active, according to the UTA.

"In the event of a power outage or lack of signal, crossing gates are programmed to default to the “down and active” position as a safety precaution. Preliminary information indicates the gates were affected by the severe ice and snow conditions at the time and were in the default “down and active” position, as they are programmed," UTA wrote in a statement released Tuesday. "After an employee responded to the location, the gates moved to the up position."

The agency said it has never had an accident like this before and is working to make sure it doesn't happen again, officials said.

There were no serious injuries reported in the crash.

“We are aware of the incident in Salt Lake City and are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We worked with authorities during their investigation to quickly clean up the scene and minimize the impact on customers," FedEx wrote in a statement sent to KSTU Tuesday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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