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Man injured in car crash with TRAX train in Murray

Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 2:23 p.m. MDT

UTA employees talk with a resident after an 83-year-old man drove his car in front of a TRAX train at 6100 South and 300 West in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) UTA employees talk with a resident after an 83-year-old man drove his car in front of a TRAX train at 6100 South and 300 West in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

MURRAY — A car bypassing railroad crossing arms was hit by a TRAX train Wednesday, not far from the site where a woman was killed attempting the same thing in August.

UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter said the 83-year-old man drove around the crossing arms at 6100 South and 300 West just after 1:30 p.m. The man was transported to an area hospital, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

No one on the train was injured. 

Carpenter said UTA will be re-evaluating its safety measures in the area.

"People seem to be missing the traffic signals, the gate arms and the flashing lights," he said. "We'll be taking a close look at this intersection and crossing."

Lorna Boguslawski, 72, of Jerome, Idaho, was killed Aug. 15 in the same area when she was hit by a southbound train.

UTA employees perform routine maintenance on a railroad crossing arm after an 83-year-old man drove his car in front of a TRAX train at 6100 South and 300 West in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) UTA employees perform routine maintenance on a railroad crossing arm after an 83-year-old man drove his car in front of a TRAX train at 6100 South and 300 West in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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