SUNSET -- A pedestrian was struck by a FrontRunner train Thursday morning after an apparent suicide attempt.
The incident occurred at about 9:45 a.m., near the 2300 North railroad crossing in Sunset, according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Gerry Carpenter.
The pedestrian was transported by a Life Flight helicopter in critical condition to a Salt Lake City area hospital.
Carpenter said the victim was a 44-year-old woman and that the train was travelling at it's top speed of 79-miles-per-hour when it hit her.
Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn said the moment of impact was likely just a glancing blow, as the woman was responsive when emergency crews reached her.
Eborn and Carpenter both confirmed that the women told emergency responders that she was trying to commit suicide.
Carpenter did say the woman suffered severe leg trauma from the incident.
Trains were delayed for about 90 minutes following the accident. No passengers on the train were hurt.
During the train closure, UTA operated a bus bridge between Ogden and Clearfield, but train passengers saw significant delays, Carpenter said.
Eborn said the incident occurred near the Weber and Davis County border and the initial emergency call went to Roy City, but responders determined the incident occurred in Sunset.