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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012 4:39 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

CARL
South Salt Lake, UT

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.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

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.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

MrsH
Altamont, UT

Chilling photos.

Please be careful out there!

George
Bronx, NY

@ 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.

George
Bronx, NY

@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.

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