Union Pacific Train, Water Truck Crash in Utah; No Warning Signals at Crossing

07/27/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Salt Lake City, UT — A collision involving a Union Pacific freight train and a water truck, left the driver of the truck with head injuries in south central Tooele County. The train crash occurred about 10:12 a.m. near the town of Faust, 64 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, and near State Road 36 and the historic Pony Express Trail, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.

According to the Tooele County sheriff’s dispatcher, the train crash severed the truck from its water tank, leaving the tank pinned to the front of the train’s lead engine.

The male driver of the water truck was ejected from the truck and suffered head injuries in the train crash. A Life Flight medical helicopter airlifted him to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray for treatment of serious injuries. He was reportedly listed in serious condition when he arrived at the hospital.

The railroad crossing where the train crash took place reportedly does not have any lights or barrier arms, just a “crossbuck” warning sign.

None of the train’s crew was injured in the collision.

Investigations are underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Utah train accident lawyers.

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