Train-Pedestrian fatal in Council Bluffs


October 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a fatal collision between a train and a pedestrian. Officials say they received a call at around 8:40-p.m., Sunday, about a person who had been hit by a train in the area of North 11th Street and Avenue C, in Council Bluffs.  Published reports have said a 45-year old man had tried to jump on-board a moving train, and suffered severe head trauma.

The unidentified victim was taken by Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by Council Bluffs Police, and no other details are being released at this time.