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‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

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‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

‘Shocking’ near miss with cyclist at rail level crossing caught on video

Scary footage shows how close a cyclist came to being hit by a high-speedtrain as he pedalled over a level crossing.

The Southeastern train wastravelling at about 80mph as it approached the crossing near Canterbury inKent, en route to St Pancras.

The train blared its horn as the male cyclistwent over the crossing and the driver had to apply his emergency brake.

Thetrain came to a stop beyond the crossing having narrowly avoided a potentiallyfatal collision.

The incident happened on October 6 at around 7.50am as therail service travelled north from Margate.


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