DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A driver that crashed off the freeway and landed on the FrontRunner tracks was pulled out of his car by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper just before the car he was in was struck by the train.
Video from the Utah Highway Patrol shows the incident unfolding:
According to UTA spokesperson Carl Arky, the crash happened at 6:50 a.m. on the tracks between Pages and Parish Lane in Centerville.
The vehicle had been traveling south on I-15 when it veered off to the right and through the fence before becoming stuck on the tracks.
Trooper Correa who was in the area responded just in time and pulled out the driver seconds before the train hit the vehicle. Correa said the driver was unconscious when he arrived.
It appears the driver suffered some sort of medical incident just prior to the crash.
Trooper Ruben Correa’s actions are being hailed as life saving and the dash camera video has now gone viral, being shared across the nation.
No one was injured in the crash.
There was a bus bridge in place but as of 8:16 a.m. that has been canceled and all trains resumed their regular schedules.
Traffic on southbound I-15 saw heavy delays as motorists passed the scene.