SAFETY

Woman injured after being struck by TRAX train

Sep 21, 2022, 6:04 PM
A woman was injured Wednesday afternoon as a TRAX train struck her as it was pulling into the Murray station. A UTA spokesman said the woman entered the crosswalk in front of the northbound train. File photo: Michael Anderson, Deseret News.

MURRAY, Utah — A woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a northbound TRAX train.

According to Carl Arky, a spokesman for UTA, the incident happened at the Murray station at about 2:50 p.m. Arky says the woman entered the cross walk as the train was pulling into the station. 

The woman was transported to an area hospital with possible head injuries. 

“At this time all of the safety apparatus appears to have been operating properly,” Arky wrote in an email. 

UTA is investigating the incident. The age and identity of the victim have not been released.

Arky says that regularly scheduled service has resumed. He also reminds the public to be cautious around any TRAX train. 

“Please remind the public to be extremely careful and vigilant near train tracks and observe all warning signs and signals,” he wrote in his email.

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