A Nebraska City man is recovery today from injuries suffered Thursday when a train struck the tractor he was driving at Road 60 and the Union Pacific tracks near Paul.
Chief Otoe County Deputy Mike Holland said he arrived to find Jeremy Baker, 19, standing in the midst of the wreckage, which was scattered hundreds of feet along the tracks.
Twelve train cars and the locomotives passed the intersection after the collision at 4:52 p.m. The cab of the tractor and a field disc were dragged 30 yards from the intersection.
Nebraska City Fire and EMS transported Baker to the hospital. He was later transferred by medical helicopter.
Although the man was standing and talking when Holland arrived, the deputy said he likely sustained serious injuries.
Baker commented on Facebook today that is sore, but recovering.