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Train hits FedEx rig in Utah

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RT  /  January 24, 2017

Authorities in the US state of Utah are investigating why railroad crossing arms weren't down and lights and bells were off when a double-decker passenger train violently smashed into the back of a semi-trailer.
The two people in the cab of the trailer and the 82 passengers aboard the train weren't seriously injured.

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that's gonna cost the rail co. no working signal lights !

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That's why I never cross tracks without looking both ways no matter what I still remember when we hit a pick up truck with a freight train it looked like it was shot out of a cannon the guy crawled out with a few cuts and bruises and his life.

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saw this info posted on another video site...

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North Salt Lake, UT - North Salt Lake police have released dashboard camera video showing the moment a Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck Saturday morning.

According to UTA, a preliminary investigation shows the crossing gates were up and the flashing lights and bells that normally indicate atrain is approaching were not active. 

"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. UTA is investigating why and how it happened to ensure it doesn’t occur again.
 

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I'd like to see the the final figure on what this situation costs the railroad and FedEx when the attorneys are through with it! Hope that drivers log was "up" (for the last seven days)  hope every brake on that tractor and those two pups was properly adjusted! You know it must have looked like a DOT convention at that crash site!😁

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you can bet every excuse possible in spite of the dashcam footage will be used to fault the truck

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Man......................Fed-Ex almost lost two trucks that day.  Dam lucky the first driver to cross wasn't taken out.

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