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Driver swerves level crossing barriers in near-miss with train in 115mph police chase

A driver and his five passengers narrowly avoided death when he swerved round the barriers of a level crossing, narrowly missing an oncoming train, in a bid to outrun the police in a chase which reached speeds of up to 115mph.

As well as speeding through villages, Isaiah Eghobamien also overtook an ambulance on a 999 call, drove the wrong way down a slip road, and turned around on a dual carriageway in the Cambridgeshire chase.

The 20-year-old was captured on camera by police helicopters and dashcam footage, tearing through the streets on April 25.

The high-speed chase eventually came to an end when Eghobamien crashed at 100mph, seriously injuring himself and his passengers.

Isaiah Eghobamien has been jailed for a year. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Appearing at Cambridge Crown Court on May 30, Eghobamien pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

He was sentenced to 12 months in a young offenders institute, banned from driving for two years, and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Speaking after the court case, Sergeant Mark Dollard called the driving "persistently dangerous", adding that Eghobamien risked "not only his life and the lives of his passengers, but other road users as well.

“He is lucky to be alive and will now be able to reflect on his actions and serve as a warning to others that failing to stop for police can have serious consequences.”