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STURGIS, SD – A man was seriously injured Monday afternoon, July 12, when he collided head on with a semi trailer truck on a highway in Meade County, South Dakota. The truck accident occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 90 near Sturgis, SD. The accident area is in the west central section of the state about 29 miles northwest of Rapid City, SD and about 113 miles east of Gillette, Wyoming.
Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon 54 year old William Lukkes of Piedmont, SD was driving his Kenworth semi trailer truck east on Interstate 90 in Meade County, SD. At the same time 18 year old Christian Robison of Sturgis was driving a 1990 Ford Tempo sedan westbound on the interstate. ... Read More
Baltic, SD – A semi truck hauling corn collided with a train at approximately 11 a.m. Monday morning. The accident occurred near the southeast South Dakota town of Baltic about 13 miles from Sioux Falls.
The truck driver, Toby Hanson, 36, of Crooks was heading east on 254th Street, just west of 475th Avenue when he failed to stop for a flashing red light. Hanson suffered minor injuries. He was treated and released from a hospital Monday. The train engineer was not injured.
According to Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Steen, Hanson saw the train but wasn’t able to stop in time. The officer said Hanson told him that he thought he was going 56 or 57 mph.
“That’s very lucky on his part. Normally car-train accidents don’t end too well,” Steen said.
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There was about $75,000 worth of damage to the track and rail cars, according to Jack Parliament, president of D&I Railroad. The damaged tracks could be out of service for several days, he stated.
“People should be aware that trains run at any time. Lights and warning signals are there for a reason,” Parliament said.
The railroad crossing lights were working, and Hanson was cited for failure to stop at flashing red lights, which comes with a $105 fine, authorities said.
Below is a Google street view of the intersection where the semi truck and train accident occurred. Click the mouse button and drag it to pan around the scene of the accident.
A variety of factors can cause a truck accident. Simple care and attention to detail by a truck driver or a trucking company can prevent many accidents from happening. If you need information about truck accident law or FELA law pertaining to South Dakota, talk to a South Dakota truck accident attorney who is qualified to answer your questions. At TruckAccidents360.com, you can find a nationwide truck accident attorney who specializes in representing victims involved in tractor trailer, big rig truck injury accidents.