CHARLES CITY – A car and train collided this morning in Charles City after the rial crossing arms and lights failed to activate.
At 7:33 AM Tuesday morning, the Charles City police department responded to a train versus passenger car accident on E Street near 13th Avenue. A 1999 Dodge being driven by William Wilson, age 38 of Charles City, was northbound on E Street and struck the side of a Kershaw brush cutter train (a single car) being operated for the Canadian Pacific Railroad as it crossed the street. The train car was derailed due to the accident.
There was one injury reported as a result of the collision, police said. No citations were issued.
According to a statement from police, the lights and arms at the rail crossing did not activate.
Crews were still working at the site later Tuesday.
Total damage is estimated at $7,000.