Semi Driver Cited After Rear-Ending Tractor in Linn County [PHOTO]
A Tuesday night incident in rural Linn County sent one man to the hospital.
According to the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Linn County Deputies were called to a personal injury accident Tuesday night at approximately 7:05 p.m. Center Point Ambulance, the Iowa Department of Transportation, Linn County Rescue, Troy Mills Fire, and Walker Fire all responded to the incident as well. The accident, involving a tractor and a semi, happened near Rundell Road and Troy Mills Road, south of Troy Mills.
When crews arrived on the scene, they found that 44-year-old Charles Bach of Coggon had been driving a tractor, with an implement behind, when he was hit from behind. Authorities say the vehicle that struck the tractor and implement was a semi driven by 56-year-old Walter Grabau of Central City. Bach's tractor/implement had been traveling south on Troy Mills Road, north of the intersection of Rundell Road when the accident occurred.
Following the crash, the tractor and attached implement rolled, coming to rest on its top, on the road.
After the incident, the semi went through the north lane of traffic and came to rest in the ditch on the east side of the roadway.
Bach was taken by Center Point Ambulance to a local hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. Grabau was not injured. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says Grabau was cited for "Use of an Electronic Communications Device While Driving and Following too Close."