Update: Man’s condition still critical after being hit by TRAX in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The man hit by a TRAX train Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City remains in critical condition in a local hospital.

As of 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, the victim’s condition was unchanged, according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky, who said he has “not been authorized as of yet to release his identity or any further details.”

The man was wearing headphones and was apparently distracted. He failed to see the northbound train coming into the Ballpark station at 1300 South, Arky said.

The train was slowing as it neared the station, but was probably traveling about 15-20 miles per hour.

Arky told Gephardt Daily the man was initially reported to be conscious, alert and breathing as first responders arrived on scene and transported him to Intermountain Medical Center.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.


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