FrontRunner hits car on tracks in Provo

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PROVO, Utah, Aug. 27, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A vehicle appears to have sustained relatively minor damage Saturday night when it got in the way of a FrontRunner train in Provo.

Provo Police Officer Nick Dupaix said a woman was driving across the tracks at 700 West and 600 South when the crossing arms started coming down.

“She had been watching for trains and was going slowly,” Dupaix said. “When the arm started coming down, she got afraid and stopped and got out of her car.”

Dupaix described the incident as “really a minor accident.” He said the train braked and ended up with only a small dent on its front, and the woman’s car, although damaged, appeared to be still driveable.

Dupaix said there were no injuries to the driver of the car or passengers on the train.

At 10:19 p.m. Saturday, Utah Transit Authority on its Twitter feed was advising the public to expect delays in FrontRunner service.


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