King Street Extension re-opens following train, pickup collision

Published: Nov. 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston Fire Department say the 2000 block of the King Street Extension is back open after it was shut down following an accident between a train and a pickup truck Monday morning.

Charleston Police say a train was backing up along the tracks when it collided with the pickup.

Writing on the side of the two cars carrying chemicals read Chlorine which can be dangerous if inhaled. Police confirmed there was no leaks or damage to the chemical cars while on scene. CFD officials say a rail car suffered minor damage and was determined not to be leaking.

Hazmat units responded to the area to inspect any possible damage sustained by the train cars carrying chemicals. Fire officials evacuated a nearby lumber company and notified area residents of the accident.

According to Charleston Police, the driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution. There were no injuries.

Police had shut down the King Street extension between Summerville Avenue and Discher St. for safety reasons as crews attempted to pry the train and truck apart.

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