Police interview driver caught driving through lights at level crossing

Grab of video posted on Facebook on by Paul Whitlow on Victoria Road in Lowestoft. Picture Facebook/

Grab of video posted on Facebook on by Paul Whitlow on Victoria Road in Lowestoft. Picture Facebook/Paul Whitlow - Credit: Archant

Police are interviewing the driver of a car which was caught on video swerving around queuing traffic and driving over a level crossing as the barriers came down,

The offence at the level crossing in Victoria Road, Oulton Broad was recorded on a dashcam by Paul Whitlow at about 1.20pm on Thursday, August 4.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the car driver had now been identified and was assisting officers with their enquiries.

The spokesman said officers would consider the evidence before deciding what action should be taken.

Mr Whitlow's video provoked shock and anger after it was posted on Facebook, where it has been viewed 585,420 times.


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It shows a white Land Rover overtaking in a 30mph zone in Victoria Road shortly before getting caught in a queue at the level crossing before the lights start flashing to indicate the barriers are about to come down so a train can pass.

Not prepared to wait, the driver undertakes the waiting cars using a narrow gap in the road and drives over the level crossing just as the barriers come down, narrowly avoiding getting trapped in the path of the train.

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