Dashcam Footage Shows Train Cutting FedEx Truck in Half
Police in North Salt Lake, Utah have released footage from a squad car's dashcam that shows a Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner train running straight through a FedEx truck.
An investigation into the matter revealed that the crossing gates were not down and the indicator lights and bells were not active to indicate an approaching train. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
UTA released a statement saying: "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. After an employee responded to the location, the gates moved to the up position. The agency has never had an accident like this before, and UTA is investigating why and how it happened to ensure it doesn’t occur again."
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