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Man hit by TRAX train near Trolley Square station

Published January 6, 2013 1:36 pm

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A pedestrian was injured Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a TRAX train near the Trolley Square station in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City police Lt. Scott White said the man told firefighters that he had purposely jumped in the path of the train near 600 East and 400 South about 1 p.m. in an attempt to kill himself.

But White said the train was already slowing for the Trolley Square stop so it didn't kill the man, who was described as being in his late 30s or early 40s.

He said the man was conscious when he was transported to the University of Utah Hospital.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Gerry Carpenter said the injuries were not initially believed to be life-threatening.

The incident caused brief delays for Red Line train passengers, but by 2 p.m. train service was returning to normal, Carpenter said.

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