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Man survives after jumping in front of semi near Salt Lake train tracks

Published November 16, 2013 6:37 pm

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A 25-year-old man was in serious condition at Intermountain Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after police say he jumped in front of a semitrailer near train tracks at 2300 W. California Ave. in Salt Lake City.

"For whatever reason, he decided to jump in front of a semi," White said. "We don't know why."

The driver of the truck was unharmed, said Salt Lake City police Lt. Scott White. The road, near a train crossing, was closed for about 30 minutes.

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