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Trax Train Hits Walker Who Was Reportedly Wearing Headphones

 
Posted Friday, September 27th 2013 @ 11am  by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

A MAN -- IN HIS 20'S -- WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, IN SERIOUS CONDITION, FRIDAY MORNING, AFTER RUNNING INTO A U-T-A TRAX TRAIN, ON FOOT.

POLICE SAY THE ACCIDENT -- NEAR 17TH SOUTH, 7TH WEST, IN SALT LAKE -- OCCURRED WHEN THE VICTIM BECAME IMPATIENT WITH A CROSSING BARRICADE.

HE REPORTEDLY PASSED BETWEEN CARS -- OF A PARKED FREIGHT TRAIN -- AND BEGAN RUNNING, EASTBOUND.

THE AREA HAS SEVERAL SETS OF TRACKS... AND THE MAN WAS HIT BY THE TRAX TRAIN, AS HE ATTEMPTED TO CROSS MORE OF THEM.

POLICE SAY THE VICTIM WAS WEARING HEADPHONES, AND APPARENTLY DIDN'T SEE OR HEAR THE TRAIN.

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