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Woman Fleeing Cops Hits 2 Trains, Survives

Utah woman broke bones in double crash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2013 1:47 AM CDT
Updated Oct 16, 2013 2:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – A woman in Utah somehow survived with only broken bones after her car was involved in two collisions with trains in the space of the minute as she fled police officers. Police say the 29-year-old was driving through a Salt Lake City suburb at up to 100 miles per hour when her car shot through a crossing barrier into the side of a train, the AP reports. Her car ended up on the other side of the tracks, where police tried to break a window to get her out but had to get out of the way before another train slammed into the car. It's not clear why she was fleeing police, or whether she will face any charges. (Read more train crash stories.)

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