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Salt Lake City train derailment leaves 2 seriously injured

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Salt Lake City Fire Department emergency personnel work at the scene of a train derailment in South Salt

It happened on a curve shortly after the train left a station.

Paramedics evaluated 11 people after the derailment, Salt Lake fire officials said.

The derailment caused some serious delays Monday morning for northbound and southbound commuters on the Blue and Red lines.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Authorities are investigating why a Salt Lake City-area light rail train carrying 14 people went off the tracks Sunday afternoon.

A hydraulic lift will be needed to remove a TRAX light rail train that derailed Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Barron said three people were hurt and two had been released from hospitals as of Monday afternoon. Buses were expected to continue shuttling passengers between the River Trail and Central Pointe stations through Sunday night, the Utah Transit Authority said.

“We’ve put the operator on administrative leave”, says Barron.

Barron says they should know details of the incident by Wednesday. “There’s an on-board data recorder on that train, so we need to pull that off; download that information and that should tell us what happened”, says Barron.

The last time a train derailed it was because a auto burst through barrier arms and collided with it in January.

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