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Train strikes SUV, no injuries and road reopened

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Dispatch operators have confirmed that a train struck a vehicle Monday morning that led to police closing part of the road.

Operators said the driver of the SUV was not injured but was taken to MUSC to be checked out.

The accident happened on King Street Extension near Summerville Ave. around 7 a.m.

According to Charleston Fire officials, hazardous materials units with the CFD were dispatched to see if the rail car was leaking and what product it was carrying. They found no leaks.

Fire officials said they evacuated the nearby lumber company and notified area residents of the accident using Reverse 911 just as a precaution in case there was a leak when the rail car and vehicle separated. There were no leaks after the separation either.

Crews were clearing the scene as late as 11:30 when police reopened King St. Ext. at Summerville Ave. and Discher St.

Units from the Charleston Fire Department, North Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police Department and Charleston County EMS responded

 

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