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Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by ushawk, 17 Nov 2011.
From BBC News -
What sort of crossing is this, AHB or ungated? Saw an item about this on last night's news, but couldn't see the crossing very well. Thankful this wasn't another major accident, let's hope stiff prosecution follows.
Looking at the map, presumably it was this ungated crossing at the station?
Hang on, you don't even know why the car was on the crossing yet, it might have broken down, the driver might have had an heart attack or been taken i'll, the lights might have been faulty...... Jesus, how can you talk about prosecuting the bloke before you know the facts!
It is a AOCL - Open Crossing - road warning lights monitored by train crew
....Hang on, how do you know it was a bloke, Jesus....?!!
Ah, you're right of course, we should really wait for some reports etc etc. But in the meantime, I'll eat my flags if it wasn't motorist error/negligence :roll:
Here's the link to the story on the BBC.
Also, it's a 307SW, not a Polo.
The car doesn't appear to be 3m from the tracks- and given the location, not would I expect it to be. Possibly 3m from the road. I'd make an assumption that the train was travelling pretty slowly, as it'll have been stopping at the station? Looks like the car's basically been shoved (with some force- even at low speed, a 165 has a fair bit of momentum in it) out of the way. Low speed plus relatively light car will be why the train's pretty much OK.
Slightly OT, but I saw someone caught by the red light cameras at my local AHB crossing last night. They were a bit unluckly, I suppose, as they were just too quick in moving off when the barriers started to rise after the train passed. Flash, flash!
I see this chap got off with "a fine of only £250" (plus £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge). Not much of a deterrent.