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(Update) Person hit by train in western Iowa now at Nebraska hospital

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June 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Pottawattamie County say a person hit by a train in Council Bluffs was transported in critical condition to a hospital in Omaha. Council Bluffs police say the incident happened late Monday night on the south side of Council Bluffs. First responders called to the area at around 10:40 p.m., found a person injured near Union Pacific Railroad tracks and applied pressure to the person’s wounds until an ambulance arrived.

The victim was taken to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. No name has been released. Police and the railroad continue to investigate.