- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - A train collision involving a tractor has injured a man in eastern Iowa.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says 65-year-old Thomas A. Olson, of Calamus, was driving a tractor Wednesday morning across a railroad just south of U.S. 30 when an attached grain auger got stuck on the railroad signal arms.

Authorities say Olson tried to stop the train by waving his arms but eventually returned to the tractor. The train struck the auger and sent the tractor off the tracks. Olson was ejected through a side window.

The Clinton Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1yJQKQw ) Olson was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. His medical condition was not available Thursday morning.


Information from: Clinton Herald, https://www.clintonherald.com

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