Iowa Man Crashes Semi-truck Into Train Near Sioux Center
An Iowa truck driver avoided serious injuries after the semi he was driving struck a mile-long train.
According to the Sioux County Sheriff, 59-year-old Harvard Sandbulte was eastbound hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with hay bales on 360th Street northwest of Sioux Center when he collided with a northbound BNSF train. The train had two locomotives on the front and one in the rear and had 103-grain cars in between.
Sandbulte went to Sioux Center Health by ambulance for treatment of minor injures. He was cited for failing to stop at a railroad crossing.
Damage to the truck was estimated at $40,000 and the damage to the train was estimated at $100,000.
Sioux County Iowa Semi-Truck Train Crash
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