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Stuck truck freed with help from heavy duty tow truck

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 19:58:02-04

COLORADO SPRINGS –  It was a close call for a truck driver who got stuck on train tracks at Royer and Las Vegas in Colorado Springs. His trailer became high-centered at the level crossing with an oncoming train approaching.

Dispatchers quickly called the railroad to warn the engineer about the truck and the train stopped about a quarter of a mile away from the crossing.

Semi driver with a lowboy trailer got high-centered on a level railroad crossing at Royer and Las Vegas in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Fire Department had to call in a heavy-duty tow truck after not being able to free the truck themselves.

The Royer Street level crossing is notoriously steep. Several warning signs are posted to prevent semi drivers from attempting to cross.

This is an area notorious for its steep incline and there are signs warning trucks and other large vehicles that they can become high-centered. There were no injuries and the driver was ticketed.