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Driver critically injured after being struck by TRAX train

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jun 14, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — A driver was critically injured Wednesday after getting stuck on tracks and being hit by a Utah Transit Authority TRAX train.

UTA officials believe the unidentified 70-year-old driver of the Ford Mustang went under the crossing gate at 1700 South in Salt Lake City, or went around the gate before being struck by the northbound train just after 1:30 p.m.

While the driver was alert and transported to the hospital following the incident, none of the train's 14 passengers or its operator were injured during the incident. The injuries suffered by the driver are not thought to be life-threatening.