Douglas Dickson Injured in Remsen, IA, Truck vs Train Accident
Remsen, IA -- January 6, 2017, Douglas Dickson was injured due to an accident in which the 18-wheeler he was driving collided with a train.
Plymouth County authorities were called out to the accident scene at a railroad crossing along County Road L-14.
According to police investigations, 66-year-old Dickson was driving an 18-wheeler southbound on L-14 just north of Highway 3. For reasons unclear, the 18-wheeler ran through the railroad signals as a train was traveling westbound on the tracks. This caused Dickson's 18-wheeler to overturn into a nearby ditch.
Following the collision, emergency crews had to rescue Dickson from the cab of the vehicle. He was then taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities issued Dickson a citation following the accident. No further information is currently available.
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