Railroad Bungalow Receives Extensive Damage In Accident

Date posted - August 3, 2015

Sioux Center, Iowa — A railroad bungalow received major damage in a car crash recently in Sioux Center.

file photo

file photo

The Sioux Center Police report that 22-year-old Collin Schroeder of Hawarden was driving a 2006 Chevy eastbound on 20th Street Southwest.

The report states that Schroeder says he didn’t see any lights flashing at the railroad crossing, but he may have missed them in the sun. He says after he got past the corn field on his right, which may have also obstructed his view, he suddenly saw a train coming and heard the train’s horn. He says before his SUV would have crossed the tracks, he swerved to the north to avoid a collision with the train, but instead struck a railroad bungalow.

Schroeder’s Chevy only sustained $4000 in damages, but the railroad bungalow sustained an estimated $100,000 in damages.

No injuries were reported.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office advised on Friday that the railroad crossing would be closed to vehicle traffic until further notice.

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