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Local man hurt after accident involving train

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

Emergency officials rushed to the scene after a train collided with a tractor and disk driven by Ed Babb.

Emergency officials rushed to the scene after a train collided with a tractor and disk driven by Ed Babb.

A Farber man was thankful for God’s hedge of protection around him last Tuesday night after surviving an accident involving a train.
Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, Babb, age 58, was driving a tractor with his disk attached, crossing the railroad tracks on Audrain County Road 541, just one mile north of Audrain Road 544 and off Highway 54.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, Ed Babb failed to yield to a Kansas City Southern locomotive as the train collided with his connected machinery.
Babb suffered a concussion and a bump over his eye.
He was transported to University Hospital with moderate injuries.
His wife Brenda said he’s now recouperating at home.
The locomotive engineer, 50-year-old Donald Anderson, of O’Fallon, Ill., wasn’t injured in the accident.