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Pedestrian in critical condition after stepping in front of FrontRunner train in American Fork

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 12:55:30-05

AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a FrontRunner train in American Fork Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred around 6:40 a.m. at American Fork Station, and witnesses told police the man in his 20s is a regular rider at this stop.

Investigators said it appears the man wasn't paying close enough attention to his surroundings and walked in front of the train.

The man suffered critical injuries and was flown to a hospital via medical helicopter.

The crash caused delays of about 30 minutes as emergency crews responded.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.