WATERLOO, IOWA (April 22, 2017) – Jovida Owens has been identified as the woman that was injured in a train accident on Saturday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 9:00 pm on the railroad tracks near East Fourth Street and Dane Street 37 year old Jovida Owens was struck by a train, and was not discovered on the tracks until almost half an hour later by the crew of a second train.
Jovida Owens was rushed to UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, and reportedly lost a portion of her left leg. The accident remains under current investigation to determine cause and liability at this time.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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