SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Following the fatal Trax collision involving an Uber vehicle, Uber representatives have spoken out on the incident.

A statement from an Uber representatives regarding the fatality reads as follows:

“Our hearts are with the rider’s loved ones during their time of mourning. We have deactivated the driver, and we stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”

It is important to note that as a company, Uber prides itself on offering riders an extremely safe travel experience. In the past several years, Uber has implemented several new safety features to ensure the wellbeing of their passengers. These safety features include an emergency button, 911 integration pilot in 1800+ jurisdictions, RideCheck, “Live Help” from a Safety Agent, a trip sharing option with friends and family as well as background checks of all potential drivers.

ORIGINAL STORY: UPDATE: One dead after Trax and vehicle collision

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 / 9:38 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – One person is dead after a Trax train collided with a vehicle at 700 S and West Temple early Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, at around 7:54 a.m. a blue line train was traveling eastbound on 700 S and had a green light. Officials say a Uber vehicle was traveling between 30 and 45 mph southbound on West Temple before being struck on the driver’s side by the train.

Authorities say the Uber vehicle was occupied by two males, the driver is considered stable but the passenger succumbed to his injuries.

According to officials, the intersection will be closed for the next 3 to 5 hours while they continue to investigate and clean.

ORIGINAL STORY: Trax delayed after train and vehicle collision

September 14, 2022, 8:23 A.M.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Trax commuters can expect a delay in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.

According to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), a Trax train collided with a vehicle near 600 S and the Salt Lake Central Stations. Officials share the duration of the delay is unknown.

UTA began a bus bridge in place between the Courthouse and the Ballpark Stations and southbound trains will turn and go northbound.

Details are limited and ABC4 has a crew en route.