Dangerous Crossing – level 3

21-11-2022 15:00

In a video shared by the British Transport Police, an unknown man can be seen pushing between barriers at Brimsdown Level Crossing, Hertfordshire.

After forcing his way through the gate, the man casually makes his way onto the tracks, making it across just in time as a train whizzes past. When the man reaches the other side, he glances left, and he very narrowly avoids being hit by the train.

In a statement, officials said that the man’s reckless behavior could have cost him his life. Officials also pointed out that the warning signs, barriers, and flashing lights are there for a reason. Some trains travel at high speeds, and a train, that a person thinks is in the distance, could be close within seconds.

Difficult words: whiz (to move quickly through the air or on the ground), glance (to take a quick look at something), reckless (doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks).

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