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Sandy, UT (April 18, 2022) – A teenager riding his bike died when he was hit by a TRAX train on Monday, April 18th in Sandy.

The Utah Transit Authority confirmed that the victim, who died on impact, was a minor.

The accident took place on the TRAX Blue Line at about 7:30 a.m. at a crossing near 8751 South.

Officials said everything was operating as scheduled when the fatal collision occurred, including the crossing of a northbound train.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Train Accidents in Utah

The sudden commonality of accidents involving trains across all 50 states in recent years has resulted in the millions of people who rely on passenger trains, freight trains, subways, commuter rails, and other kinds of trains to get to work or for their day-to-day comings and goings becoming increasingly concerned about their safety.

Train accidents are often the result of simple negligence on the part of a railway company, involving things like worsening track conditions that go unattended to, tools or equipment being left on the tracks, traveling at hazardous speeds around sharp bends in the track, or engineers who are fatigued or even distracted while they are operating a train. 

These kinds of negligence often have disastrous outcomes for the crew and/or passengers who are working on or riding the train.  

Sandy Personal Injury Lawyers

Sandy train accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices are dedicated to assuring that families move forward after enduring sudden injuries due to someone’s negligence.

If your injuries were the result of another person’s maliciousness or negligence, you are entitled to solicit financial compensation via a personal injury claim under Utah law.

If you experienced any extent of injury during a Utah train accident, speaking with a personal injury right away can be the difference between obtaining full and fair financial compensation and financial hardship or possible bankruptcy.

Our Sandy personal injury attorneys offer compassionate and trustworthy legal representation to their clients and help them get the justice they deserve. If you have lost a family member as a result of someone’s negligent driving, talk to our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to go over the options available for you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.