Saturday 28 January 2012

85 year old Drives to Station via Railway Track

AN 85-year-old woman had a lucky escape after driving down a railway line for 80 yards after taking a wrong turn at a level crossing.
The woman had a 20-year-old man in her car as she drove towards Brockenhurst station in Hampshire's New Forest.
She turned on to the main line between Bournemouth and London Waterloo and drove for 80 yards on the tracks before her car came to a halt.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP and Hampshire Police officers attended the line near to Brockenhurst rail station after a report that a car had been driven on to the line from the level crossing.
"Paramedics from the South Central Ambulance Service were also called to the scene. An 85-year-old woman driver and 20-year-old man were in the car at the time have been treated for shock, but no other injuries have been reported.
"Officers were in attendance at the scene whilst the vehicle was removed by recovery vehicles."
Rail services in the area were disrupted as a result of the incident, with buses brought in to replace trains.