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Man injured when car strikes TRAX train in Salt Lake City

By Janelle Stecklein

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published May 29 2012 07:17 am • Last Updated May 29 2012 10:28 pm

Utah Transit Authority officials said TRAX commuters endured delays Tuesday morning after a car ran a red light and collided with a train in downtown Salt Lake City.

UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter said the crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. near 800 South 200 West when a southbound TRAX train and a car collided.

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Salt Lake police Lt. Melody Gray said the man driving the car was eastbound on 800 South when he ran a red light and struck with the southbound train.

The man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Gray said. She said he would be cited for running a red light.

Tuesday’s incident marked the 16th crash this year involving TRAX trains ­— 11 of which involved motorists who have struck the trains, Carpenter said.


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