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News: 2 injured after train hits garbage truck

MONROE COUNTY, IA - A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after his truck was was hit by a train late Wednesday morning.

WeAreIowa reports that the crash occurred on 160th Street northeast of Albia at around 11:30 a.m., when a man in a garbage truck drove across railroad tracks, was struck by an Amtrak train, and was then ejected from the truck.

The driver of the truck was airlifted to a hospital for his injuries. It is reported that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The engineer of the train also received injuries but did not go to the hospital.

Have you or a loved one been negatively affected by the actions of another driver? If so, you have the right to seek compensation for any expenses caused by the accident. Contact the Iowa truck accident attorneys at Hope Law Firm today for a free consultation. You can contact our offices online or at 515-298-5056.