Very lucky woman - level 3

Very lucky woman - level 3

09-10-2013 14:00

Shocking footage at a level crossing in Cambridgeshire, as a cyclist comes within inches of being struck by a high speed train.

Officers have released the footage in a bid to identify the woman who can be seen crossing the safety barriers before braking hard just seconds before the train passes through.

Police say it’s one of the closest near misses they’ve ever seen and are keen to speak to the woman about the danger she put herself–and others around the crossing in at the time.

The footage comes as Network Rail launches its Track Test safety campaign, which reveals a third of people think they would hear a train in time to move out of the way.

Difficult words: level crossing (place where a road and a railway cross), in a bid to (trying), brake (slow down or stop completely), keen (very interested).

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