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Man hit by FrontRunner in Roy still critical

First Published Jan 09 2014 10:07 am • Last Updated Jan 09 2014 05:09 pm

A man struck by a FrontRunner train earlier this week in Roy remained in critical condition on Thursday.

Roy police said the 36-year-old man, who was not identified, suffered a broken arm, broken leg and head trauma when he stepped in front of the commuter train Tuesday morning.

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Witnesses said the man was distracted, looking at something in his hand, and looked up too late to avoid the train, which was coming to a stop at the Roy station.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Remi Barron said the man attempted to jump out of the way, but still was hit a glancing blow by the train.

Earphones thought to have belonged to the victim were found at the scene, but police had not determined whether he was listening to music or a cellphone a the time of the accident.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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