SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 21, 2017) – A train crashed into a Fed-Ex semi-truck carrying packages on Saturday during a snowstorm, according to a local news source. (map)
The captured video footage shows a harrowing scene. The crossing arms for the railroad tracks are not functioning, and the lights are not either. One Fed-Ex truck crosses the tracks, and another begins to cross from the opposing direction. Just after the cab of the truck passes over the tracks, an Amtrak train barrels into the semi, sawing the cab in half and sending packages everywhere.
Miraculously, there were no serious injuries reported. The accident remains under investigation at this time, and officials are trying to determine why the gate arms and lights were not functioning at the intersection. In the event of a snowstorm, the arms are supposed to default to the down position to prevent accidents such as this.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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