Driver critically injured in collision with FrontRunner train in Orem

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OREM, Utah, May 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The driver of a passenger car was critically injured Thursday morning in a collision between the car and a FrontRunner train in Orem.

The accident happened at a crossing at 1843 W. 400 South. The southbound train collided with the car at about 8:30 a.m.

The driver, a 62-year-old man, had to be cut out of his car.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky issued a statement regarding the incident.

“According to the reports I have received, the car rolled several times and came to a stop upside down,” he said. “First responders extricated the passenger of the vehicle. At this time we believe there was only one person in the car at the time of the incident.

“The individual in the car is believed to be in Delta (critical) condition and is being transported to the hospital. Orem police have accompanied the injured person to the hospital while UTA police remain on the scene to conduct a thorough investigation.”

No injuries were reported by people on the train, he said.

Arky said it appears the warning signals were functional and the arm of the crossing gate was a down, in the proper position to alert drivers to a crossing train..

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