Police Dashcam Captures Full-Speed Train Crashes Into FedEx Truck And Cuts It In Two

A dashboard camera mounted on a North Salt Lake Police Department patrol captured a video where a train rams de side of a semi-truck, breaking the container apart.

Officials in Utah are investigating the cause of a heart-stopping collision caught on video recently, in which a FrontRunner passenger train smashed into a FedEx semi-trailer truck, severing the vehicle and leaving packages scattered across the roadway.

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“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,” UTA wrote in a statement released.

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“We are aware of the incident in Salt Lake City and are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We worked with authorities during their investigation to quickly clean up the scene and minimize the impact on customers,” FedEx wrote in a statement sent to KSTU.

FedEx lost a trailer, and all those packages got damaged, but the company is at least happy that nobody got seriously hurt. At the time, two drivers were in the cab, but escaped unharmed. The southbound FrontRunner train had 82 passengers onboard, all of whom are unharmed, according to the Utah Transit Authority. Two of them reported feeling the whiplash from the impact but were later checked out of the hospital with no medical issues found.

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