Summit Co, UT (February 07, 2022) – One person was killed on Saturday, February 5th after a train struck his vehicle near Interstate 80 at the Utah/Wyoming border.
At about 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call saying a Union Pacific train had hit a vehicle.
According to sources, the freight train was heading eastbound when it came in contact with the passenger vehicle on the Utah side of the border. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found that the driver of the car was dead about 700 feet away from the Wyoming border.
The victim, identified as a 47-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
The incident is actively under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
The sudden commonality of train wrecks throughout all 50 states in recent years has resulted in the millions of people who depend on freight trains, passenger trains, commuter rails, subways, and other types of trains for their job or their day-to-day commute becoming increasingly concerned about their safety.
Train accidents are commonly caused by basic 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.
Summit County 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 Summit County 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.
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