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Lamont Man Injured When Truck Hits Skid Loader

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    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa - A Lamont man suffered serious injuries while clearing snow from his driveway.

    According to a news release, Lora Manternach was operating a skid loader just before 4:00 p.m. in the 1900 block of Washburn Avenue when he pulled into the path of a semi truck pulling a tanker trailer.

    The trailer struck the front of the skid loader, spinning it around tipping it onto its side. The truck and trailer continued for several feet before stopping with the trailer partially in the ditch.

    Emergency personnel removed Manternach from the skid loader and transported him by air ambulance to a Waterloo hospital.

    The truck driver was not injured.