Elderly WI group almost hit by train at Barlaston level crossing after being struck by barrier

A GROUP of WI members were moments away from being hit by a train after a level crossing barrier reportedly malfunctioned.
They were walking across the tracks at Barlaston when one of the barriers came down and hit three of them – leaving a 91-year-old woman lying unconscious on the ground.
They say they only just managed to get off the tracks before a train came speeding through.
Now Network Rail has launched an investigation into the incident.
WI member Sue Tudor, of Barlaston, said: “We were that close to death that I was shaking and I have hardly slept. We were really frightened.... read more

30 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 33
Source: The Sentinel

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