Driver causes delays after turning onto railway tracks

The driver turned their vehicle onto the railway tracks in Crawley. Picture: British Transport Police
The driver turned their vehicle onto the railway tracks in Crawley. Picture: British Transport Police

A driver caused delays after turning their vehicle onto railway tracks in Crawley, British Transport Police has confirmed.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening (November 22).

British Transport Police said the driver has been reported for a number of offences following the wrong turn which caused lots of delays.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police officers were called to Crawley High Street Level Crossing to reports of a car on the track.

“The call came into police at 7.11pm on Tuesday, November 22.”

“BTP and Sussex Police officers attended. The driver of the car, a woman aged 60, was reported for careless driving and railway obstruction.”

A spokesperson for Network Rail added: “Network Rail controllers were called by Sussex Police at 7.10pm last night after a car drove onto the railway at Crawley High Street level crossing.

“It drove a short distance onto the track and we had to turn the power off and stop all trains.

“Our security team towed the car off the railway and we were able to get trains running again by 8.30pm.”

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