TRAX train collides with SUV

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake woman was injured when she apparently tried to turn her SUV in front of a TRAX train.

Witnesses say the woman was in the SUV parked on the side of the road near 200 West and 900 South around 10 a.m. They say she pulled into traffic and tried to make a U-turn in front of the train.

Witness Sandra Burton says it appears the driver tried to outrun the train. Other witnesses say the TRAX driver honked repeatedly, but the SUV did not stop until the train collided with it.

Lt. Cal Kunz of the Salt Lake City Police Department says, "Any time you're around a TRAX train you have to be very aware of the markings on the road and the signs. Of course don't cross any solid lines. Don't ever do a U-turn in front of a train. They're very dangerous."

The woman's injuries are not serious. An adult passenger in her vehicle was not injured, nor was anyone on the TRAX train.

It is unclear if the woman will be cited.

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