SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) – A TRAX train was heavily damaged after colliding with a truck Monday night. Officials say delays are expected into Tuesday night.
The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. just south of South Jordan Parkway.
South Jordan fire officials said the truck was traveling eastbound on South Jordan Parkway when for some unknown reason, the truck ran the railroad crossing and collided with the train.
Utah Transit Authority said the pickup and the train, which had just left the station further south, were both traveling at a high rate of speed.
Carl Arky, UTA spokesperson said the impact did a lot of damage to the train car, but “the damage is much more extensive than the TRAX train itself,” said Arky.
The impact derailed/ separated the train cars and caused the train to subsequently knock out one of the poles on the line.
Arky said this particular part of the line would be out of service for the “foreseeable future”. UTA crews are continuing to work on the power lines which were also affected in the accident.
Drivers will not be able to drive through this crossing at 10605 Grandville Tuesday.
UTA will transport passengers via a bus bridge from the Daybreak Station to the 5600 West Old Bingham Highway Station through Tuesday evening.
Arky said passengers can also drive to the 5600 W. station and catch the Red Line trains. Neither the Blue Line or Green Line will be impacted and the Red Line will continue operating out to 5600 West.
The male driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The operator and sole passenger on the train were not injured.