According to Eunice Police, Umer Masood of Mamou was driving north on La. 757 North Bobcat Drive when he allegedly ignored railroad crossing signals, slamming on his brakes when he finally noticed the train.
Police said the Mustang skidded over 100 feet before impacting with the side of a Union Pacific engine as the train travelled east on the railroad tracks.
The front end of the Mustang received heavy damage; the train had only minor paint transfer, police said.
The train stopped several hundred feet after the impact, according to police.
Police said Masood refused medical treatment from paramedics.
Masood was cited for failure to yield to railroad signals of an approaching train.
All railroad crossing signals and warning devices were functioning properly, police said.