Sunday afternoon, Woods Cross police were dispatched to a disturbance at a home near 2600 South and Redwood Road.
The caller told police a woman was creating a disturbance at their home.
“She was throwing everything around and breaking things,” the homeowner told ABC 4 Utah. “So we had no choice but to call police.”
A police officer spotted the vehicle drive past him and pursued it.
But the vehicle would not stop according to police.
The vehicle arrived to a railroad crossing that had its arms down a sign that a train was approaching.
“She ran the railroad crossing,” says Detective Adam Osoro. “Her vehicle went under the arms and that's when she struck the first train.”
A police officer stopped his vehicle and raced to where the woman was. She was still in her car.
Police surveillance showed the officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn. But there didn’t seem to be any response from the woman inside.
Meanwhile, a second officer arrived and quickly pointed northwards. He appeared to be yelling about an oncoming train. The police officer has three seconds to get out of the way.
“They were very lucky to get out of the way, very lucky,” says Osoro.
The woman also survived but had to be extricated from the vehicle.
“She has very minor bumps and bruises,” says Osoro.
Police say the woman remains hospitalized and then will be transported to the Davis County jail. Osoro says she could be facing evading charges.