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In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: January 25, 2017 08:16AM
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In a terrifying accident in Utah, a FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck and basically shredded its trailer into pieces, sending boxes flying everywhere. Thankfully (and impressively), there were no serious injuries in the crash, as it seemed the train busted through the softest part of the FedEx truck.

As you can see in the dash cam video below, the railroad crossing wasn’t active as the train was bellowing its way down the tracks. The gates weren’t down and the lights weren’t flashing, so you can’t exactly blame the truck driver for moving forward. Supposedly, the railroad crossing system is supposed to automatically default to a “down and active” position when there’s a power outage or no signal (and the snow definitely messed with the system), but it’s clear that didn’t happen. Officials are currently investigating the situation to make sure it doesn’t happen again.




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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 25, 2017 08:20AM
FedEx Ground.

It got ground up pretty well.

Lights and crossing bar are to enhance the safety. The rule is that the road traffic is to look and listen for a train.
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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: billb
Date: January 25, 2017 08:23AM
Prime sucks.



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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 25, 2017 08:30AM
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FedEx Ground.

It got ground up pretty well.

Lights and crossing bar are to enhance the safety. The rule is that the road traffic is to look and listen for a train.

That's the rule. But tell you what...I cross a rail daily, and me and the other twenty cars a minute that cross with me? If there's no lights or gate, there's no stopping. It just is. The school buses stop, though.

OTOH, that truck was moving pretty slow, and that train was at full speed in snowfall. He very well could have slowed or even stopped, but had the bad luck to look away at the perfectly wrong time.



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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: billb
Date: January 25, 2017 09:00AM
The crossing gate came down and lights flashed after the train went by .
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Posted by: DP
Date: January 25, 2017 09:20AM
The crossing gate came down and lights flashed after the train went by .

Beat me to it. I saw that on the news. Lucky the tractor had gotten past the tracks.





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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 25, 2017 11:48AM
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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 25, 2017 11:49AM
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Lights and crossing bar are to enhance the safety. The rule is that the road traffic is to look and listen for a train.

The only rule is for hazmat and buses to always stop and check. Other vehicles are not required to verify. I suppose their could be a state that has different rules, but I doubt it.



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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 25, 2017 12:07PM
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Lights and crossing bar are to enhance the safety. The rule is that the road traffic is to look and listen for a train.

The only rule is for hazmat and buses to always stop and check. Other vehicles are not required to verify. I suppose their could be a state that has different rules, but I doubt it.

I didn't write that all traffic has to stop. Looking and listening when you approach a crossing at whatever speed is the rule and is common sense. My take on the video clip is that the truck driver either did not look or, if he did, he figured that he could get across before the train arrived.
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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 25, 2017 12:22PM
UPS ships by rail. Just saying...



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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 25, 2017 03:02PM
It looks like there was another FedEx truck going in the opposite direction that just made it across! Yikes!.
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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: billb
Date: January 26, 2017 07:02AM
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The crossing gate came down and lights flashed after the train went by .

Beat me to it. I saw that on the news. Lucky the tractor had gotten past the tracks.


Pretty easy to manipulate a viewer's take-away with careful editing and half a story huh ?

Too many people believe the fiction they're being peddled.



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Re: In Utah: Your Fedex package may be delayed or repurposed as a baking pan
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 26, 2017 09:30AM
Indeed.
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