Woman in extremely critical condition after being hit by TRAX train in Murray

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MURRAY, Utah, Oct. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman is in extremely critical condition after being hit by a TRAX train in Murray on Monday afternoon.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky told Gephardt Daily the incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of 5900 South and 300 West.

Arky said the train was at a crossing, not a station, and the crossing arms were down,  lights were flashing, and bells were sounding.

The woman walked in front of the train, Arky said, but at this stage the incident is under investigation and it’s too early to tell whether she stepped out deliberately or was distracted.

Arky said the train had just left a station and would have been traveling at a high rate of speed, though it’s not clear at this early stage exactly how fast the train was going. He added that the next station is a few blocks away.

There were people on the train but nobody else was injured.

A tweet from UTA said a bus bridge is in place from Murray Central to Fashion Place West on all lines, and delays should be expected.

A follow-up tweet at 5:45 p.m. said: “More buses are being added to the bus bridge. Continue to expect delays on Red and Blue lines in both directions.”


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