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Man critically injured by TRAX train



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(KSL News) A man is in critical condition this morning after getting hit by a TRAX train.

Police tell us the 55-year-old man was hit last night just before 10:00 near 400 South and State Street. He was walking in the crosswalk, but the train had the right-of-way.

Lt. Scott White of the Salt Lake City Police Department said, "The TRAX train probably struck him at the crosswalk and probably dragged him 30 feet before it could stop."

Police are unsure why the man was trying to cross the street and are investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Fred Louis says no one witnessed the accident. No TRAX passengers were hurt.

This is the second serious accident involving a TRAX train in less than two weeks. In both cases, the TRAX driver saw the pedestrian and tried to warn them with a horn but couldn't stop in time.

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

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