Thursday, January 26, 2017

Seen A Live Accident Before? Well Check Out A Video Of A Train Crushing A FedEx Tractor Trailer

Well, some FedEx customers are not going to be getting their packages on time. A FrontRunner train collided with a FedEx double tractor trailer truck in North Salt Lake, Utah, on Saturday, completely destroying the trailer and sending packages flying in the process. Luckily, the train did not make contact with the tractor.

The gate and light warning system typical for train crossings was not engaged during the accident, leading the driver of the truck to believe they had the all-clear to cross the tracks. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, if there is a power or signal issue, the gates are supposed to drop into the "down and active" position as a safety precaution, but clearly something went wrong here. The Utah Transit Authority is investigating the accident.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries in the crash, and the video can serve as a reminder for all motorists to look both ways before crossing any train tracks, even if the lights aren't on.Watch the video below...