Slow-moving train crashes into car carrier south of downtown Colorado Springs

A slow-moving train crashed into a car carrier that was stuck on the tracks crossing Royer Street Tuesday afternoon. / Daniel Warner
A slow-moving train crashed into a car carrier that was stuck on the tracks crossing Royer Street Tuesday afternoon. / Daniel Warner

This story has been updated. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — No one was injured when a slow-moving train crashed into a car carrier that was high centered on the tracks south of downtown Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened around noon at the railroad crossing on Royer Street just north of Las Vegas Street.

Police said the car carrier was trying to cross the tracks when it became high centered. The driver got out of the truck before the train hit.

The train was going about 2-3 miles per hour when it hit the car carrier. Police said the car carrier sustained minor damage. They’re still evaluating the damage to the train.

The driver of the car carrier, 21-year-old Islam Islamov, was cited for careless driving and driving a truck/commercial vehicle where prohibited.

A sign on Royer Street just before the train tracks warns truck and bus drivers that "low clearance vehicles may high center." / Colorado Springs Fire Department
A sign on Royer Street just before the train tracks warns truck and bus drivers that “low clearance vehicles may high center.” / Colorado Springs Fire Department
A slow-moving train crashed into a car carrier that was stuck on the tracks crossing Royer Street Tuesday afternoon. / Colorado Springs Fire Department
A slow-moving train crashed into a car carrier that was stuck on the tracks crossing Royer Street Tuesday afternoon. / Colorado Springs Fire Department

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