Man Hospitalized Following TRAX Accident

Man Hospitalized Following TRAX Accident


Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL TV) One man is in the hospital this morning after colliding with a TRAX train in his SUV.

The accident happened at the height of rush hour last night and shut down southbound TRAX service for just over an hour.

James Clafton, 31, apparently ignored the signs at a closed TRAX crossing on 27th South, skidded underneath the arm and hit a southbound TRAX train.

"When I first approached the vehicle, he was inside, conscious, and in great pain. Obviously wanted to get out," said witness Tom Richards. "We couldn't get him out, so just tried to calm him down until emergency vehicles (could get here)."

Police say that Clafton was pinned inside his car for more than an hour before firefighters were able to pull him out.

He is now in serious condition at LDS hospital.

No passengers aboard the train were hurt.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast