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Mother, children injured after train hits minivan in Utah County

Utah County Train Accident
Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 18:27:28-04

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A woman and four children were injured after a Union Pacific train hit the family's minivan at a railroad crossing in Utah County Wednesday.

Train hits minivan Utah County

The accident occurred around 1:10 p.m. near Mapleton at 7124 South 2400 East just off Highway 89. Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County's Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was headed westbound when it was struck by the southbound train.

Train vs. Minivan Utah County

According to the Utah County Sheriff's Office, the mother suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the accident. The four children, all under the age of 10, sustained minor injuries.

Utah County Train Accident

"We're just really glad that this turned out, you hate to say when somebody's seriously injured that you're glad it turned out the way it did, but it really could have been so much worse than it ended up being," said Cannon.

Train vs. Minivan Utah County

The crossing is controlled by only a stop sign as no crossing gates or warning lights are present.

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