A farm worker who drove his Land Rover onto a level crossing near Ely and was hit by a train travelling at 70 miles per hour has been jailed for ten months.
34-year-old Dimitar Vaclinov drove onto Nairns Level Crossing in Stretham last August, without contacting the railway signal box to get permission.
He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries including a broken collar bone and fractured skull.
He was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge where he remained under treatment for two weeks.
The train driver suffered from shock and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the collision.
Vaclinov admitted to endangering the safety of persons on the railway.
British Transport Police said "It was extremely lucky that no one else was injured."