Minivan With Mother, Four Children Inside Hit By Train In Utah County
SPANISH FORK, Utah — A driver has serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a Union Pacific train at a crossing at the base of Spanish Fork canyon Wednesday afternoon.
Four children under the age of 10 were in the car and suffered minor injuries, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash happened at 7124 South 2400 East Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the crossing is controlled by a stop sign.
7124 S 2400 E, near Mapleton. A minivan crossing the track westbound was struck by a @UnionPacific train. The driver sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. The 4 children, all under age 10, sustained minor injuries. This crossing is controlled by a stop sign. @UCSO pic.twitter.com/NPqFOfdZqP
— Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) August 11, 2021
While it’s unclear why the driver wound up in the way of the train, deputies are pleading with others to be cautious.
“You cannot be too careful when you come to these kinds of crossing,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said. “We’re very glad that it wasn’t worse than it was … If she was just 6 inches further across the tracks, we would have been having a different discussion here.”
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