TRAX train drags fallen pedestrian at downtown Salt Lake station

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A Utah Transit Authority TRAX train dragged a pedestrian in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday evening.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Central station at 340 South 600 West.

Carl Arky, UTA spokesperson, said a 55-year-old man was attempting to board a TRAX train and could not get the door to open and fell on the alignment between the two cars.

Arky said the man may have been there for four to five minutes, but no one was aware of his fall.

As the train was leaving the station, the train dragged the man about 50 feet, Arky said.

Arky man was taken to the hospital will a broken ankle and some lacerations but he is expected to be OK.

“He was very, very fortunate. Usually, people who get into a situation or predicament like this gentlemen tonight don’t live to tell about it,” said Arky.

The incident prompted a van bridge, but it was canceled a short time later.

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