Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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6 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 News Lucky escape at level crossing as train misses car ‘by seconds’ By WILL BRADLEY DRIVER CRASHED THROUGH BARRIER @SurreyLive­Will JUST MOMENTS BEFORE TRAIN PASSED A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after crashing through barriers at a level crossing just moments before a train passed by. According to Network Rail, the train missed the vehicle “by seconds” as the car crossed over the track and hit the barriers near Farnham Railway Station last Wednesday, damaging them so they remained stuck down. Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 10am, with Waverley Lane blocked in both directions after the dramatic incident. The driver escaped with minor injuries and shock, Surrey Police said. There was minor damage to the vehicle. A spokesman for Network Rail said: “At about 10.15am, a driver went through the barriers at a level crossing close to Farnham Railway Station in Surrey and fortunatel­y missed a passing train by seconds. “The driver damaged the barriers and there were minor delays to SWR services while we repaired them. Informatio­n has been passed to the British Transport Police (BTP) to investigat­e. “This could easily have ended in tragedy and we urge drivers and pedestrian­s to pay attention to warning lights and barriers.” BTP attended the scene shortly after 12.15pm to assist after Surrey Police had left. The barriers are now repaired and the roads have reopened, the spokesman said. Farnham level crossing and station GOOGLE Aldershot, let’s support our locals like never before. Now more than ever, we need to be there for our locals. We’re committed to supporting them, because we’ve missed them too. So join us in showing them some love and let’s raise a glass to our locals. Open like never before. © 2020 The Coca-Cola Company. All rights reserved. COCA-COLA, COCA-COLA ZERO, DIET COKE and the DYNAMIC RIBBON are registered trade marks of The Coca-Cola Company. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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