Lucky escape after car gets trapped at level crossing

Bucks Free Press: Lucky escape after car gets trapped at level crossing Lucky escape after car gets trapped at level crossing

AN ELDERLY driver had a lucky escape on Easter Sunday after her car got stuck on a level crossing.

Fire crews rushed to the marina crossing on Wharf Lane, Bourne End where a black Honda Jazz had become stuck under the safety barriers.

British Transport Police said the driver, a 75-year-old woman, had tried to turn around but got trapped when the barriers came down as a train approached.

However, disaster was averted and the vehicle was freed before the train passed and before fire crews arrived on the scene.

Firefighters from Marlow and Beaconsfield attended the incident, which happened around 3.15pm on Sunday.

 

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8:37am Wed 23 Apr 14

Dr Genny says...

Not a problem really , the trains does all of 4 miles an hour over that crossing and has line of sight for quite a distance from both directions so would have time to break and would have stopped very easily before hitting the car....bit of a misleading headline would you not think BFP
Not a problem really , the trains does all of 4 miles an hour over that crossing and has line of sight for quite a distance from both directions so would have time to break and would have stopped very easily before hitting the car....bit of a misleading headline would you not think BFP Dr Genny
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8:53am Wed 23 Apr 14

BucksComment says...

Why let the facts get in the way of a headline?
Why let the facts get in the way of a headline? BucksComment
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10:15am Wed 23 Apr 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Trying to turn around on a level crossing? I see . . .
Trying to turn around on a level crossing? I see . . . Ivor'sbestfriend
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11:59am Wed 23 Apr 14

ryeman says...

Dr Genny wrote:
Not a problem really , the trains does all of 4 miles an hour over that crossing and has line of sight for quite a distance from both directions so would have time to break and would have stopped very easily before hitting the car....bit of a misleading headline would you not think BFP
Yeah, getting stuck on a level crossing 'not a problem really'...
[quote][p][bold]Dr Genny[/bold] wrote: Not a problem really , the trains does all of 4 miles an hour over that crossing and has line of sight for quite a distance from both directions so would have time to break and would have stopped very easily before hitting the car....bit of a misleading headline would you not think BFP[/p][/quote]Yeah, getting stuck on a level crossing 'not a problem really'... ryeman
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1:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

jdough says...

Driving Licence surrenders are over that way, dear...
Driving Licence surrenders are over that way, dear... jdough
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9:28pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Georgethomas90 says...

I was in the car. The train stopped a long way before us and we weren't actually on the tracks. The train could have passed us quite easily but still slightly terrifying!
I was in the car. The train stopped a long way before us and we weren't actually on the tracks. The train could have passed us quite easily but still slightly terrifying! Georgethomas90
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