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Video: Commuter train rams FedEx truck after rail crossing gates failed


A commuter train sawed a Fedex semi truck in half after the two merged at a rail crossing during a snowstorm in Utah- and it was all caught on camera.

Paramedics reportedly examined the truck driver and 82 people who were on the train. No injuries were reported.

Local transit authorities reported to CNN affiliates that the train crossing gates were not working, nor were the flashing lights and bells. Frigid conditions are reportedly to blame for the malfunctions.

“In the event of a power outage or lack of signal, crossing gates are programmed to default to the ‘down and active’ position as a safety precaution,” a provided statement said. “Preliminary information indicates the gates were affected by the severe ice and snow conditions at the time and were in the default ‘down and active’ position, as they are programmed.”

The agency reported that this had never happened before and that investigations will follow to prevent a repeat incident.

A Fedex spokeswoman said that the company was “aware of the incident in Salt Lake City and are grateful that no one was seriously injured. We worked with authorities during their investigation to quickly clean up the scene and minimize the impact on customers.”


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