Woman hit by two trains while fleeing police booked into jail

By McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

Published: Thu, Oct. 17, 2013, 10:30 p.m. MDT

 Bonnie Jean Stroud

Bonnie Jean Stroud

(Davis County Jail)

WOODS CROSS — A woman who was hit by two trains while she was trying to evade police in a car chase was booked into jail Wednesday.

Bonnie Jean Stroud, 29, was booked into Davis County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, evading police, reckless driving, driving under the influence and driving without a license. She later posted bail.

Charges are being screened by the Davis County Attorney's Office.

Woods Cross police were responding to reports of an unwanted guest near 2300 South and Redwood Road on Sunday when they spotted Stroud's vehicle, which matched the description they had received, and attempted to stop her near 2600 South shortly after 8 a.m., detective Adam Osoro said.

Instead, Stroud sped off, slamming into the side of a southbound Union Pacific train near 1050 West. An officer's dashboard camera was recording as Woods Cross and North Salt Lake police officers attempted to get Stroud out of the vehicle. A second train headed the same direction hit the car and began pushing it down the tracks.

Once the train was stopped, emergency crews extricated Stroud from the mangled car and transported her to University of Utah Hospital, believing she had a broken arm, Osoro said. After doctors determined Stroud's injuries consisted only of cuts and bruises, she was released.

Initial toxicology reports indicated Stroud had alcohol in her system, though Osoro couldn't specify how much pending further results.

Osoro said Stroud had been at a friend's house Sunday morning and had been asked to leave but resisted. An argument had taken place, and Stroud allegedly assaulted two people, he said.

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Police Chase Woman, Car Hits Train, Second Train Hits Car

1. mountainlocal
Brooklyn, NY,
Oct. 18, 2013

Wow the responding officer is lucky that back up arrived when it did. it looked like he wasn't going to get out of the way in time. This lady needs a long trip to the penitentiary.

2. southmtnman
Provo, UT,
Oct. 18, 2013



And Drive!

Into Trains!


3. Shimlau
Oct. 18, 2013

IF that booking photo is the one after the train wreck, then she needs to thank whatever higher power she may believe in. I saw a man get hit by a train, and when it was all over, you couldn't even tell he had been a man. I hope she gives that some serious introspection as she is cooling her heels in the slammer. Also, glad the officer wasn't hurt. it looked like a close thing for him too.

4. A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK,
Oct. 18, 2013

Wow. Drunk at 8AM?

That is a miserable way to live....

5. onebigdaddy
Dillon, CO,
Oct. 19, 2013

She is one very lucky puppy
Years ago I worked on the railroad & you would see some dumb person speeding to try and beat us to the crossing - One time it was just pieces that was left.