Truck hit by train in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Traffic near Marquette and 5th Streets in Davenport were brought to a standstill by the aftermath of a train-on-car accident.

According to Davenport police, at about 9:14 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, the truck was driving north on Marquette Street when the 23-car train was approaching the intersection at 5th street.  This intersection has no gate arms to block cars from passing through.  The truck attempted to make it past the train tracks, following another car, and was hit by the train.

The crash disabled the train's lead car and damaged the truck. The truck's only passenger, the driver, was not injured in a major way. It took about 45 minutes to remove the truck from the scene.

The intersections of Taylor and 5th, along with Marquette and 5th were closed until 11 a.m.

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