Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Car vs. TRAX train causes minor injuries, downtown delays
First Published Apr 06 2012 08:59 pm • Last Updated Apr 06 2012 09:38 pm

An accident involving a Utah Transit Authority TRAX train and a car Friday night caused only minor injuries.

The accident was the 12th so far this year involving a TRAX train, UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter said.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Carpenter said that at about 8:10 p.m., a vehicle was traveling west on South Temple parallel to a TRAX train headed in the same direction. The male driver attempted to make a left turn into the driveway of the Radisson Hotel, 215 W. South Temple, when the car collided with the front corner of the train, and was dragged a short distance.

Three men in their 20s were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The driver complained of minor injuries, Carpenter said, but refused medical treatment. He was cited at the scene for improper turn, as there was no turn lane into the hotel.

Carpenter said at about 9:15 p.m. Friday that all TRAX trains have resumed a normal schedule, with only about a 20 minute delay caused by the accident. He said motorist delays in the area are not significant, and the accident should not affect post-Jazz game traffic.

Of the 12 accidents so far this year, 10 have involved a motorist, Carpenter said, with most caused by an illegal or improper turn, or a vehicle running a red light.

"It’s part of a pattern that we are very concerned about," he said. "We are seeing too many incidents that could have been avoided. Any time you are driving downtown near train tracks, you should always expect a train coming from either direction anytime."-Jessica Miller

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.