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Police: Driver of car hit by train cited after attempting u-turn on track

(Source: NCPD) (Source: NCPD)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

East Montague Avenue has been reopened after a vehicle that got stuck on the railroad tracks was hit by a train Wednesday morning, police say.

North Charleston police say a car was hit by a train in the area of East Montague Avenue and Gaynor Street around 6:30 a.m.

According to department spokesperson Spencer Pryor, the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was traveling on East Montague Avenue with the intent to turn left on Gaynor Street, but missed the turn and ended up on the tracks. The driver attempted to make a u-turn, but got stuck on the tracks.

The driver and a passenger both got out the car before the train hit it, resulting in damage to the rear of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The accident resulted in the closure of East Montague Avenue near the railroad tracks. The road has since been reopened.

Police say the driver was cited for careless operation.

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