FrontRunner, minivan collide in North Salt Lake

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NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah, Oct. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A FrontRunner train traveling at full speed hit a minivan crossing the tracks in North Salt Lake Thursday morning.

The silver van landed on its roof, but the man inside suffered only minor injuries, according to reports. The hundreds of passengers on the train suffered no serious injuries, according to UTA information and tweets from passengers on the train.

Police responded to the scene, at west Center Street, at approximately 7:20 a.m., and closed the Interstate 15 exit and Center Street in both directions.

The blocked exit, incident containment trucks and the flashing lights added a delay to southbound I-15 traffic during rush hour.

Utah Transit Authority initially put bus bridges in place to transport those who had been on the train.

At 9:10 a.m., UTA tweeted that the bus bridge had been canceled, but passengers should expect delays of 10 minutes to an hour depending on their locations. For updates, click here.

Investigators have not yet released information on factors that contributed to the collision.


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