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Family flees from train as vehicle is hit


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah family is just grateful to be alive after a close call with a downtown Salt Lake train Wednesday afternoon.

The crossing arms had just gone up on 400 North and 500 West when Laura Mullins' husband started to pull across the tracks.

They got out right before the Union Pacific train slammed into the SUV, pushing it down the tracks.

The Mullins say they were in the process of moving out of their apartment. They had actually borrowed the now smashed-up suburban. "So now we don't have a car, and we still have to move. Awesome! Great day. April Fool's!" Laura chuckled.

She says they'll now have to find a new truck to use.

E-mail: cwall@ksl.com

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Cleon Wall

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