CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man escaped injury Thursday morning after his vehicle was struck and dragged by a train.
The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to Buddy Holly Place and US Highway 18 West for a vehicle vs. train collision Thursday, January 04, 2018 at approximately 6:46 AM. The Clear Lake Fire Department responded with 1 Rescue Truck and 1 Ambulance, 5 firefighters and 2 medics.
Upon arrival, the Clear Lake Fire Department reported a dark gray Chevy Avalanche traveling northbound on Buddy Holly Place had collided with an eastbound Canadian Pacific Train hauling ethanol. The Chevy Avalanche collided with the locomotive, dragging it approximately 10-15 yards down the track before coming to rest with a power pole.
The driver of the Chevy Avalanche, 26-year-old Robert Schick of Clear Lake, was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation by the Clear Lake Police Dept and the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
The CLFD was assisted on Scene by the CLPD and Canadian Pacific Railroad.