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Reckless driver smashes through level crossing barriers

A reckless lorry driver been jailed for driving across a level crossing as the barriers were closing.

Credit: British Transport Police

Tencho Hristov ignored warnings and got trapped between barriers at Roydon in Essex.

He even got out his cab while it was stuck on the tracks to check for damage to the lorry. When Hristov eventually drove off he failed to tell police.

Trains travel at extremely high speed and impatience can have serious consequences. Thankfully, signallers were able to alert the driver of the approaching train before any serious injury was caused. A disaster was very narrowly avoided.

– Inspector Steve Webster, British Transport Police