A truck driver turned too tightly causing the wheels to get stuck in a culvert. Unfortunately, the truck ended up on the railroad tracks right in front of an oncoming train. The Nebraska State Patrol investigated and reported that the 63-year-old didn’t die but suffered injury including a broken leg. The man’s family informed the Ottumwa Courier his injuries were more extensive and included broken ribs and fractures to his vertebra.

In the train profession they are known as “near misses”.

CRST is an Iowa company that hauls steel or so says its name. Here is a not-so-near-miss where one of their trucks gets clobbered by an oncoming train.

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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