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Video: Utah Woman Hit By Two Trains During Vehicle Pursuit

October 17, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Utah Woman Hit By Two Trains During Vehicle Pursuit

A woman fleeing officers in Woods Cross, Utah, drove her car into one train and was struck by another Sunday. Miraculously, she suffered only minor injuries and a broken arm.

At about 8:20 a.m., police responded to an unwanted guest disturbance call at 2300 South and Redwood Road.

“Our complainant gave a vehicle description of someone that was involved,” Det. Adam Osoro of the Woods Cross Police Department told Fox 13. “At that time, one of our patrolmen spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it on Redwood Road.”

The woman didn’t pull over and a chase began. It ended when she drove her Mercedes into a train at a railroad crossing.

“There was already a southbound train going across 2600 south, and she hit that train while it was crossing,” Osoro said. “While officers were still trying to get her out of her car, a second southbound train hit her vehicle.”

Police said the woman faces charges for evading arrest and additional charges, including a possible DUI, are being investigated.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Traffic Accidents, Woods Cross (Utah) PD, Drunk Driving


Comments (9)

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PilotJY @ 10/17/2013 11:55 AM

That by far is the dumbest thing I have seen in this State of Utah, in all my life of living in this state. She is so very lucky that all she received was minor injuries. I hope they get her for all they can and she ends up in Jail, because I certainly do not want to be the next to run into her trying to run from me or any of my partners, let alone any of the other Law Enforcement Officers in this state of ours.

jk @ 10/17/2013 12:47 PM

What does an angry woman, a fancy car and booze equal:

A train wreck.

LLC @ 10/17/2013 1:34 PM

Tough luck ... a double whammy. See what happens when you run from the police.

Capt. Crunch @ 10/17/2013 3:43 PM

That woman is so lucky that I bet she does not care with the PD charges her with.

Capt. Crunch @ 10/17/2013 3:43 PM

That woman is so lucky that I bet she does not care with the PD charges her with.

bob retired leo @ 10/17/2013 11:15 PM

WoW: This car was hit by 2 trains and the driver only had minor injuries. I' m in the market for a new car , what make of vehicle was it? :-)
I am not allowed to run the train,
The whistle I cant blow,
But let it jump the G-ddamn tracks and see who catches hell!!!!!
CASE CLOSED

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/20/2013 6:25 AM

I have never understood why people that run are never seriously injured. They will kill other drivers, kill pedestrians, cause catastrophic damage and they usually end up with minor cuts and bruises. They just dont get what they really deserve. Being traffic offense's Judges barely fine them and they almost never lose their driving priviledges. Even felony fleeing carries a low fine, makes no sense to me. This is the most dangerous aspect of any police event and the courts do nothing to them.

R G Montgomery @ 10/21/2013 6:55 AM

Okay, the woman is not seriously injured - broken arm - but just enough to sort of emphasis the lesson of what she should not have done. I am glad she didn't die from this probably minor attack of stupid. That lesson no doubt re-enforced by the loss of her car. (Don't think the body shop is going to fix that one.)

The cops are okay. They were watching out for each other and they weren't hurt. Possibly adrenaline overload, but that wears off.

But ladies and gentleman, how many of you - be honest now - weren't reminded of a Three Stooges movie by the end of this clip?

From Numbers 32:23, "... ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out." (Okay, that's a little out of context, but it stretches well enough.)

Frulla @ 10/22/2013 9:15 AM

Perfect case of tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. The bigger officer quite possibly saved his partners life. It appeared he didn't see or hear the oncoming train. Know your surroundings and stay safe.

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