In addition to the crossing arms with flashing lights at that intersection there
are also traffic lights which turn red in both directions when the TRAX train is
coming. The only way not to see them would be if a person was texting or having
a medical emergency.
Apparently she did not see no right turn on red light signal light at this
crossing. Some adjustment is needed at that spot as well.
I feel bad for all those impacted by this. But what I don't understand
is the headline. Train hits car.... how is that? Did the train not see the
intersection? DId the train turn into the car's lane. Why is it always
the train's fault in the headline? If in fact there is a
signage problem here, that is fine. But pretending the train was the one who
caused the accident will never get an appropriate fix in place. Motorist make
mistakes every single day, with our without trains involved. Lets correct
report the situation as it happened. You can't fix what you don't
accurately report.Really, how hard is that. Train hits car....
good grief. Journalistic integrity..... please DN, be a leader, not a
follower. Or are you hirering people all to young to remember when that was
something strived for and only know tabloid journalism.
Re: CARL South Salt Lake, UT"Apparently she did not see no right turn
on red light signal light at this crossing."It is tragic that
this woman was killed but you can't help not see the signage, the flashing
lights on the cross arms. The only thing that they could have done more would
have been to place a traffic officer in front of her car. She made a terrible
mistake but the fault cannot be shifted to anyone or anything else.
Chilling photos. Please be careful out there!
@ CARL: She turned LEFT through the red light - you do not need signage to know
not to turn left on red.Either she was in a hurry and thought she
could beat the train or she had no business being behind the wheel of a car.Either way, as much as it sucks for her and her family, we are lucky she
did not kill more people with her actions.
@carl While it is tragic, she went around the arms across the trax
crossing, signs where clearly not the issue or she would have ran throw the down
arms not go around them.