Thursday, December 18, 2008

INCIDENT: Crescent Road AHB Southport 13/12/08

A woman may be charged with careless driving, endangering public safety and obstructing the railway after making a wrong turn at a level crossing and driving onto the rails.

She is believed to have turned too early at the AHB crossing in Crescent Road, Birkdale, believing it was the road running parallel to the track. Instead, she drove away from the crossing and onto to the tracks, her car eventually getting stuck.

The driver left her car and walked over live rails to return to the crossing where she called the signalman on the emergency telephone. An approaching train was subsequently halted.

Reports suggest that similar errors have been made in the past as the crossingis adjacent to a crossroad junction.

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