Thursday, May 25, 2006

INCIDENT: Highams Park MCB CCTV 22/05/06

Two women were struck by the descending barrier at the CCTV controlled crossing. They fell trackside and were rescued by two schoolboys who lifted the barriers pulled up and pulled the women clear.

This crossing has a history of incidents where barriers have struck pedestrians, resulting in near misses trackside. Locals claim that the time between warning light activation and barrier descent is inadequate. Network Rail have previously claimed that incidents of this nature are due to crossing misuse.

Recent incident:

Previous incidents:

Photo by kind permission of Peter Marshall:


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