Four People Injured in Iowa Train Accident

Four people were injured Tuesday night after a piece of railroad maintenance equipment struck the car they were riding in near Larchwood.

According to officials with the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of 120th Street and Dogwood Avenue. Deputies say 19 year-old Jessica Knobloch was driving a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Dogwood Avenue, turning west onto 120th Street, when a ballast regulator, owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, struck her vehicle.

Accoridng to the accident report, Knobloch and her passenger, 26 year-old Clifford Logan, were transported by ground ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids for treatment. Another passenger, 19 year-old George-resident Jessie Bathke, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Luverne, Minn., and later transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., for treatment of minor injuries.

If you have been injured in a train accident in Iowa, please contact the Iowa Train Accident Lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.


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