FrontRunner train collides with vehicle

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  • Amazing
    June 11, 2008 1:46 p.m.

    A guy parks his Jeep parked on UTA tracks, and some people criticize UTA for running a train on their tracks. Who care what time it was or how many people were on the train. What most people really want to know is...

    Was this guy drunk, on drugs, just plain stupid, or all of the above?

    It's amazing he had the sense to get out of the Jeep before it was hit by the train.

    Or, maybe, he was simply lucky.

  • stupid is as stupid does
    June 11, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    When I saw the headline for the article I just knew there would be some idiot behind it. Those trains have taken about every precaution you can take. If someone gets hit, it's almost always going to be their own darn fault.

    I just couldn't believe that, after getting lost and driving into a construction zone, that when he finally stopped he stopped on the tracks. What are the odds???

  • Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 1:14 p.m.

    I propose UTA create a 'Wall of Shame' at the Intermodal Hub, commemorating all the morons' names, faces, and details of their impetuous run-ins with the ever-so-tricky fixed track system. On top of that, the driver should be fined per minute per passenger (including those stuck at the next station) for the lost time and frustration.

  • Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 1:02 p.m.

    What, we don't even get the guy's name? Stupidity of this sort needs recognition!

  • Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 12:25 p.m.

    What kind of idiot drives through construction barriers in the first place. Much less doesn't get his Jeep off the tracks. If he has any brains in his head this wouldn't have happened.

  • Sane
    June 11, 2008 12:03 p.m.

    The train was not in service at that time. So the two people on board were probably UTA employees. It is amazing how much people will ignore basic facts to diss on UTA.

  • Robin
    June 11, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    Personally I'd rather have have TWO people on the train than an apparent drunk in a jeep on the road.

    Don't diss the transit. It's new and this happened "Just before midnight". How many commuters are on trains at that time of night. Was this run a "waste" to those two people who were using it instead of their gas guzzling suvs or perhaps they didn't have the blessing of a car. I can't wait for the trains to run from Provo to SLC - I HATE the drive - especially at night!

  • some one
    June 11, 2008 10:55 a.m.

    it Seems That hmmmmm Has Never Rode On The Front Runner Around 5:00 Standing Room Only So Maybe hmmmm Should Keep His/Her Opinion To His/her Self

  • come on.
    June 11, 2008 10:52 a.m.

    Man, it was midnight, I would hope the train wouldnt be full.

  • hmmmm
    June 11, 2008 10:39 a.m.

    A FrontRunner Train with TWO passengers... wouldn't that be a stupid waste of money, fossil fuels, time, environment etc.

    Public transportation is great IF it is really saving our environment.