Bluffs to Chicago bound train hits Grinnell College student


February 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) – A 20-year-old college student is expected to survive injuries she received when struck by a train near downtown Grinnell. Anika Manzoor was struck just before 5 p.m. Monday. Manzoor was hit after she fell while she and two friends were crossing tracks just west of downtown. The two other people were not struck. Iowa Interstate Railroad officials say the train was going about 21 mph, headed to Chicago from Council Bluffs.  Manzoor was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.