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Train CCTV shows car seconds from crossing crash

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Footage has shown another driver choosing to ignore a level crossing, and narrowly avoiding death in the process.

In a shocking video, a car is seen crossing the track just seconds from being smashed into by an oncoming train.

Luckily the vehicle, in Barrow-in-Furness, made it without colliding with the Northern service.

The careless driver crossed Park House Farm level crossing in front of the approaching train shortly after 12pm on Friday 5 November.

The footage, taken from a barrierless level crossing, was released by Network Rail as a warning.

Level crossing manager for Network Rail, Amanda Leeming said: “Not only did this car driver put themselves in serious danger, they also put the train driver and passengers at risk too.

“Our advice is simple – however tempting it is to jump the lights – don’t do it – you’re putting lives at risk.”

Regional director at Northern, Chris Jackson, said: “It is only through good fortune that this incident did not result in something far more serious.

“It is vital that road users and pedestrians respect crossings and follow all instructions to ensure they are used safely.”

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