Plymouth Co, IA – Injuries Following Collision with Train & Semi-TruckDes Moines Accident News
Plymouth Co, IA (June 19, 2021) – On Thursday, June 17, an accident involving a semi-truck and a train resulted in confirmed injuries in Plymouth County.
The accident was reported that afternoon at around 1:15 p.m. According to local reports, a semi-truck with a dump trailer filled with gravel was entering a railway crossing about three miles west of Le Mars at the time of impact. The vehicle was subsequently hit by an oncoming Burlington Northern-Sante Fe train.
The semi was reportedly traveling east as the train headed north. The operator of the rig was transported to a hospital in Sioux City for the treatment of sustained injuries. He was reportedly listed in serious condition. The identity of the injured party has been withheld at this time.
The ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by the appropriate authorities, and as it continues, more information will be provided to the public.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and their family. We send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.
Train Accidents in Iowa
A total of 5,800 train-vehicle incidents are reported across the United States each year, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Railroad crossings are the most common location for these types of accidents. Every year, almost 600 people are killed and 2,300 people are injured in these crashes, and nearly half of all fatal train accidents occur at train crossings that are either inadequately or completely devoid of safety equipment.
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