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Man hit by FrontRunner train loses arm, remains in critical condition

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Sep 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-27 13:27:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A man lost his arm and remains in critical condition after he was hit by a FrontRunner train Friday morning.

The accident happened near 1700 South and 700 West.

Utah Transit Authority spokesperson Remi Barron said a 20-year-old man was trying to cross underneath a Union Pacific train near 1700 South and 700 West. He said when the man got to the other side he was struck by a FrontRunner train that was running on a parallel track.

Officials said the man lost an arm in the accident. He was taken to an area hospital where he is in critical condition.

UTA said trains are running normally as of 10:00 a.m.