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Accident involving 1 car and 2 trains sends woman to hospital

By Martha Ostergar | Posted - Oct 13th, 2013 @ 11:10pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A 29-year-old woman sustained "non-life-threatening" injuries during an incident that involved her vehicle and two trains Sunday morning, police said.

At about 8:20 a.m. Sunday morning, officers were called to a residence on 2300 S. Redwood Road in Woods Cross on a disturbance call, Detective Adam Osoro of the Woods Cross Police Department said.

En route to the scene, officers saw a car that matched the description given by the complainant and tried to stop the car on Redwood Road.

The driver did not yield to officers and a brief chase ensued, Osoro said.

The driver headed eastbound up to 2600 South where she struck a moving southbound train that was blocking the road.

As officers tried to get the woman out of her car, a second southbound train struck her vehicle.

"We were able to get the (second) train stopped and have medical personnel respond and extricate her from the vehicle," Osoro said.

Osoro said the woman was taken to Utah University Hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries, including a broken arm.

"The vehicle sustained heavy damage, so in this case she is very fortunate to still be with us," Osoro said.

According to police, the original call was an "unwanted guest call" that involved "some kind of altercation" that is still under investigation.

"At this time we don't know if she was under the influence of alcohol or to what extent," Osoro said.

Osoro said the woman faces evasion charges and possibly other charges as the investigation continues.

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