Udall man injured after collision at rural train crossing

Railroad crossing in rural Cowley County at 102nd and 100th roads. (Image courtesy Google Maps)

UPDATED: Thursday

Wesley Medical Center in Wichita told Cowley Post Thursday afternoon Bruce Bonewell remains under their care but is in stable condition.

From Wednesday:

A Udall man was seriously injured when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train at a crossing in rural Cowley County last week.

No update on his condition was available as of Wednesday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Bruce Bonewell, 64, was driving a 2015 Nissan Frontier on Dec. 27 just before 4 p.m. when he was westbound on 102nd Road and attempted to cross railroad tracks near 100th Road.

KHP said the tracks are not controlled and Bonewell proceeded across when he was struck by a southbound SKOL (Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad) train operated by 33-year-old Jacob Short of Derby.


Bonewell was extricated from the pickup by Winfield Fire/EMS and was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Bonewell was the only occupant of the vehicle. KHP reported he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The red pin marks the location of the railroad crossing at 102nd and 100th roads. (Image courtesy Google Maps)