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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:02 PM

"Footage has been released of the moment a concrete lorry came within seconds of being struck by a fast-moving passenger train.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the lorry was waved over the crossing by a railway worker despite the red lights flashing.

When it tried to reverse, it got stuck on the closing barrier, forcing workers to lift it back up."

https://www.bbc.co.u...st-hit-by-train

 

 



#2 sledgehammer

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:43 PM

Someone is going to find themselves in hot water over that.

 

Driver should have known better but I've no idea the rail workers were doing waving him across.



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:15 AM

We can't actually see what was in front of him (if the road ahead was clear)but he should have kept going.
If the road was blocked ahead of him, he should never have engaged on the rails.
Being stuck on the security barrier is a bit worrying tho as it's supposed to stop accidents not facilitate them...

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 04:41 PM

I was surprised the security barrier didn't just snap off with the force from a concrete lorry reversing, also the driver was brave not to leap out the cab and run for it !


Edited by mab01uk, 13 December 2019 - 04:42 PM.





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