Train carrying Ringling Bros. animals hits car on tracks

File photo

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Police say a train carrying animals from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus hit a car on the tracks in Virginia.

Chesterfield Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon says the train dragged the car about a half-mile down the tracks late Monday before it came to a stop. She says 22-year-old Teontrey Thomas of Petersburg, the only person in the car, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. She says Thomas was issued a summons for reckless driving.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey spokesman Stephen Payne says all the people and the animals on the train are fine. He says the tracks were cleared, and the train proceeded about three hours after the crash.


Blue_download_app_button provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s