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Level crossing driver sentenced

A lorry driver who caused a crash with a train at a level crossing in Carmarthenshire has been given a suspended prison sentence. The judge said Oswald Davies had acted with a "high degree of neglect."

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Suspended jail sentence for level crossing crash driver

Oswald Davies' hay lorry and trailer was hit by a commuter train in Carmarthenshire in December 2011.

A driver who admitted causing a crash with a train at a level crossing has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Oswald Davies, 49 and from Llanboidy, has been given a 37-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He will also have to do 300 hours of unpaid work on behalf of the community, and pay £1,200 costs.

He admitted endangering passenger safety, when he failed to alert a signalman by phone that he was about to use a crossing at Llanboidy, near Whitland in Carmarthenshire.

The judge at Swansea Crown Court described it as a "high degree of neglect".

More than two dozen passengers were injured in the crash.

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