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WATCH: Dangerous driver narrowly avoids being hit by train during police pursuit

PUBLISHED: 13:35 06 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 06 June 2018

Police footage shows the 20-year-old swerve past a level-crossing barrier - just seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Police footage shows the 20-year-old swerve past a level-crossing barrier - just seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

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This is the moment a dangerous driver narrowly avoids being hit by a train as he tries to evade police.

Isaiah Eghobamien led officers on a high-speed pursuit through Norfolk and into Cambridgeshire before crashing at Six Mile Bottom.

Police footage shows the 20-year-old swerve past a level crossing barrier - just seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train.

At one point, he drives the wrong way up a slip road onto the A11 after overtaking an ambulance responding to an emergency.

The pursuit, which was linked to a burglary in Norfolk, saw Eghobamien reach speeds of 115mph on April 25.

Isaiah Eghobamien was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court. Photo: Cambridgeshire PoliceIsaiah Eghobamien was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

But it ended when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn at more than 100mph on a slip road off the A11.

Eghobamien, of Allerton Road, Borehamwood, was seriously injured in the crash - along with five other passengers.

He was sentenced to a year in a young offender institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday, May 30, at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Sgt Mark Dollard said: “Eghobamien failed to stop for police and avoided a serious rail collision by literally seconds. His driving was persistently dangerous, risking not only his life and the lives of his passengers, but other road users as well.

“He is lucky to be alive and will now be able to reflect on his actions and serve as a warning to others that failing to stop for police can have serious consequences.”

Cambridgeshire Police said the level crossing was located on Station Road in Fulbourn.

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