WARDEN, Wash. – One Ephrata man was injured after his pickup pulling a flatbed trailer collided with a Columbia Basin Railroad train on Thursday.
The collision happened around 4:40 p.m.
According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Ed Lamens, age 62, sustained a broken left hand, broken ankle and a head laceration in the accident. He was flown to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland by MedStar.
Lamens was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.
Authorities said Lamens was westbound on Road 3 SE, Northwest of Warden, when the train coming from Moses Lake was heading southbound towards Warden. The train, pulling 14 cars, had already cleared the intersection when the truck collided with the second engine, officials said.
The train engineer, conductor, and brakeman were not injured in the collision, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office Motor Traffic Unit was investigating the collision.