Truck collision derails TRAX train in Salt Lake City
Published: February 7, 2012 07:17AM
Updated: February 6, 2012 11:35PM
Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune Emergency crews work to clear the 900 South 200 West intersection Monday evening after a northbound TRAX train struck a pickup truck headed westbound on 900 South.The Driver was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

A man was transported to a hospital with minor injuries after his pickup truck collided with a northbound TRAX train, derailing it Monday afternoon.

The accident happened about 4:35 p.m. at 900 South and 200 West. A passenger in the truck was reported to be uninjured, Salt Lake City police said.

The impact derailed the train’s lead car.

Two to three dozen people were reported to be in the train at the time of the crash. None of them was injured, police said.

Debris on the southbound TRAX track initially halted train traffic in both directions, police said. The UTA set up a bus bridge to transport passengers around the affected TRAX section.

After long delays, trains were running normally by 8 p.m.

Salt Lake City police were investigating the crash.