Dunlap teen seriously injured in train-vs.-pickup accident


October 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A student with the Boyer Valley Community School District in Dunlap suffered serious injuries Thursday morning, when the pickup he was driving was hit by a train. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Jason Hoffman, of Dunlap, was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southeast on Remsen Street just before 8-a.m., when he failed to yield to a westbound train at the Canadian Northern railroad track, in the Dunlap City limits.

The collision forced the pickup into the southwest ditch. Hoffmann was taken by Lifenet Helicopter to an Omaha hospital. Officials say he was wearing his seatbelt. The accident remains under investigation. The Patrol was assisted at the scene by Dunlap Police, Dunlap Fire and Rescue, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, and employees with the Canadian Railroad.