Shocked on­look­ers watch level cross­ing lu­nacy

CYCLIST TRESPASSES OVER RAIL­WAY TRACK AND IS JUST MISSED BY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - KATY CLIFTON katy.clifton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Katy_Clifton1

A CYCLIST has been filmed dic­ing with death on a level cross­ing in North Sheen.

He was filmed on Thurs­day last week forc­ing his way through the bar­ri­ers and lifts his bike over, rather than wait­ing for the train to pass.

Once through the fenc­ing, he shouts at a con­cerned on­looker “I don’t f****** care, mate”.

A fast-mov­ing train rushes past mo­ments later, mere inches away from the pedes­trian.

The im­pa­tient man even an­grily shakes his fist at the train as it speeds past.

In the back­ground, a foot­bridge can be seen only 20 yards away from the level cross­ing.

The per­son who shot the video said the train then had to do an emer­gency stop and the man “climbed back over the bar­rier” and used the foot­path.

The video of the in­ci­dent gen­er­ated a lot of at­ten­tion on Twit­ter and so­cial media users have been ex­press­ing their thoughts about how id­i­otic the move was.

You can view the shock­ing footage at www.getwest­lon­don.co.uk/news/local-news/cyclist-inches-speed­ing­train-af­ter-13024470

Last month, the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice (BTP) posted about the dan­ger of tres­pass­ing on a rail­way and said one per­son com­mits this crime every hour.

Ac­cord­ing to BTP and Net­work Rail, last year the num­ber of peo­ple tres­pass­ing on tracks rose by 22%.

PHO­TOS: LAUGHINGCOW

The man is puts his bike over the level cross­ing bar­rier

He strad­dles the gate and climbs over

Shak­ing an an­gry hand when the train rushes past

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